“The culture shock I experienced came in the physical representation of my first breakfast burrito…”, American Studies student, James, on his year at the University of New Mexico.

            At risk of sounding unbearably cliché, it is tricky to know the best way to summarise the best year of my life in, give or take, five hundred words. Rewind to exactly one year ago today and I was heading off, exceptionally nervously, on my study abroad placement to the University of New Mexico….

“I never abandoned my study abroad journey; it is with me whenever I rise to a new challenge.”, UEA alumni and Study Abroad Administrator Grace on working as a British Council Teaching Assistant.

My study abroad journey began, unknowingly at the time, as an eighteen year old au pair, when I spent the summer in Buxy, a quaint, chocolate-box village surrounded by the infamous French vineyards of Burgundy. I enjoyed the fresh taste of independence as an au pair, along with the rural French lifestyle, where mobile phone…

“Looking back on my experience now, I feel as though I am far better equipped to progress with my career.” Emily on attending Technical University of Denmark’s Green Challenge.

Denmark is listed as one of the happiest countries in the world, and I have always been fascinated with the Danish drive for sustainable innovation and strong cycling culture. So when I was scrolling through my emails in the library and came across an opportunity to travel to Copenhagen to attend Technical University of Denmark’s…

“Although my study abroad days seem a distant memory, the experiences and skills that I developed stay with me to this day.”, UEA alumni Chris on his year studying at the University of Wollongong.

The decision to study abroad not only has a profound impact on the time that you are abroad, but it also becomes an integral part of you for the rest of your life. When signing up for studying abroad I imagine the vast majority of students, me included, focused on the chance to visit new…

“This trip gave me the confidence to be more open to challenges” – UEA, Natural Sciences, student Sauda on participating in Zaragoza’s International Science Programme.

I was first introduced to the Spanish language and culture early on in high school and the more I learned about this amazing country, the greater my fascination became. This developed even further as I became enchanted with Spanish food, music and movies. Years later, I finally got my chance to visit the country I’d…

“By taking this chance, UEA has given me something that I can never repay.” Film and Television student, Isabelle, on studying at International Christian University, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan, the fashion capital of the world. The creator of modern technology. A culture on the opposite side of the spectrum to the west. I chose to study at a University here, and it was the best decision of my entire life! I am currently studying at the International Christian University (no relation to…