“I found that in the USA I’m a different sort of thinker… my advice would be to take courses you wouldn’t normally do at home.” Sophie at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is a beautiful university – I would describe it as a ‘typical American college’ with huge buildings and a massive student union. Although the campus is large and accommodates a vast number of students it is not overwhelmingly so – all of the important buildings are placed close together which gives…

Thank you!

This blog is a little different from our usual postings, as today we hit a milestone… 100 blog posts! From editing and reading this blog, I know that the overarching feeling that students get from studying abroad is a sense of breaking out of their comfort zone and being willing to try new things, learning…

“It is a challenge that is worth it.” Sarah at Temple University, USA

I am currently studying at Temple University in Philadelphia and I have been here for about three months at this point. As an American Studies student I feel lucky to be studying in one of the oldest, most historically-rich cities in America. Philadelphia is an incredible place to be a student, if occasionally intimidating and…

“You don’t realise how many opportunities the world has to offer until you take a deep breath and give yourself the chance to explore.” Alanah on the University of California – Santa Barbara

Before I arrived at University of California – Santa Barbara in September 2017, the words “studying abroad” never failed to terrify me. Despite having so much time to prepare myself for the experience, the concept of living in a different country and embracing a new culture never came to me without fears and doubts. The…

“Lund really stood out to me initially because of its reputation as one of the best universities in the world.” Daniel on his year at Lund University, Sweden

When I started to consider a year abroad and where I thought I would choose to spend a year of my degree studying, Sweden hadn’t really entered my head. I’m not sure about other people’s experiences, but I always thought of Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Berlin when thinking about living somewhere else in Europe during…