Post year abroad reverse culture shock? – Milly Godfrey

We, as UEA study abroad students, are by no means ill-prepared or supported. Before leaving we are told of the excitement, the opportunity, the highs and the lows of spending a year abroad but we’re also warned of the formidable ‘reverse culture shock’. The feelings of isolation and confusion experienced by a lot of students after…

“Studying abroad was absolutely, totally, and entirely one of the best decisions that I have ever made” – Lily on her experiences at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

My study abroad experience took place at the historic University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC). As someone that is obsessed with American history, particularly the history of the South, UNC seemed like an obvious choice. Coupled with the fact that it is considered to be one of the best universities in the US…

“I feel incredibly lucky that I have been given the chance to experience Canadian life in such a wonderful environment for the year” Emily at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

On an American and English Literature degree, I chose to spend my year abroad at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, with a view to writing my dissertation on Indigenous literature.  I’ve had a wonderful 6 months here so far and I can’t wait to see what the remaining 2 months will bring. …

University of Hawai’i – Mānoa, USA

Vanessa is an Environmental Sciences student at UEA who is currently studying at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, whilst there she has taken a course in Volcanology. Here are some of her photos from her time in Hawai’i.