“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…

“Studying Abroad was nothing short of exciting, invigorating and challenging, and I will cherish this experience for the rest of my life!” Carly from Canada on the UEA International Summer School

For those of you that are contemplating doing an exchange, stop contemplating and just do it. It is the most terrifying experience to think about, leaving all of your friends and family behind for a new country, new people and a new culture. I decided to embark on the four-week International Summer School exchange at…

“Infinite wonderful possibilities wove together into the vivid tapestry that was my stay in the UK.” Gabrielle from Hong Kong at the UEA International Summer School

I spent my summer studying Creative Writing at the UEA International Summer School, standing on the shoulders of famous authors such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. Being part of such a free and vibrant community was an incendiary experience. No matter in or out of the classroom, I was constantly being inspired: by my surroundings…