Reflecting on a Year Abroad in Australia

I was going to write this blog once I finished my Year Abroad, but unfortunately due to the current circumstances I thought now is the best time to reflect on my last couple of months in Australia.   In this blog, I am going to share with you my list of firsts – so everything that I have done for the first time in my life … Continue reading Reflecting on a Year Abroad in Australia

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Travel on a Semester Abroad

Although I will attempt to portray how important my time abroad was to me, it will be difficult to put into words how overwhelmingly eye-opening my semester in Australia was.  It truly was the experience of a lifetime and I urge anyone who has this opportunity to grasp it with two hands and never let go. I chose Australia because I’m really interested in that … Continue reading Travel on a Semester Abroad

Travelling in Tasmania – Vikki’s Advice for Seeing the Sights of Your Host Country

New Encounters Last week I had my Australian equivalent of a Reading Week, and my friends and I rented two camper vans and explored Tasmania, an island state – or more accurately, a mountainous beauty filled with scattered hidden bodies of water – found in the south-east of Australia. Below, I have listed three themes that I found to persist during my trip. And which … Continue reading Travelling in Tasmania – Vikki’s Advice for Seeing the Sights of Your Host Country

4 Things You May Not Have Considered When Going Abroad – Vikki’s Pre-departure Reminders

Prior to your travels you are always advised to consider the followings things: do you have all the important documents, do you have the right vaccines, do you have the right adapters? The list goes on. However, in many cases, the most obvious (and some not so obvious) things are usually forgotten, and that is why I have created this list: to share some of … Continue reading 4 Things You May Not Have Considered When Going Abroad – Vikki’s Pre-departure Reminders

Can You Catch a Flight Without a Visa or a Passport? – Koshesai’s Travel Drama

Can you catch a flight without a visa or passport?  The title of this blog post should make you both laugh and also ask ‘is this girl seriously asking such a question?!’ but as I’m sure some of us know (maybe some more than others), all of us at one point or another have had our patience tested with this thing called a year abroad. Now, the best … Continue reading Can You Catch a Flight Without a Visa or a Passport? – Koshesai’s Travel Drama

Travel Insurance – 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Buying It

Are you planning on travelling outside of your host country, or just going on holiday? UEA’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office Ambassador, Joseph Bryant, shares vital information on holiday insurance. It always surprises me when I speak to my friends about travel, and they tell me that they don’t purchase travel insurance before they go away on holiday. But they’re not alone – in fact, in … Continue reading Travel Insurance – 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Buying It

Striking Gold on Study Abroad in Maine

So. Studying abroad is big. Big with a capital B. And a capital I and a capital G. It’s big planning, big organisation, big money (sometimes), big nerves, big emotion, big excitement, big fun, and a big opportunity. So I decided to talk about exactly that – the bigness of studying abroad. There’s so many different aspects to the entire process that I could go … Continue reading Striking Gold on Study Abroad in Maine

Embracing Every Opportunity at Western University, Canada

I don’t think that my excitement for studying abroad really kicked in until I had landed in Toronto, ready for the two-hour bus ride to London, Ontario. I had been apprehensive and worried about what I would miss at home. However, I soon realised I had made the right decision. The first week was OWeek (Western’s version of Freshers for first year students) and as … Continue reading Embracing Every Opportunity at Western University, Canada

Preparing for a Long Haul Flight

As I write this blog, I am packing and preparing to go to Australia in just three days! I’m very excited but a bit nervous about the long flight, so I have put together some tips that will hopefully help. 1) Wear comfy clothes – If anyone sees me on a Monday morning, trundling still half asleep to my 9am, chances are I’ll be in … Continue reading Preparing for a Long Haul Flight

“New Mexico really lived up to its nickname: The Land of Enchantment” – AMA student Harriet on her year at UNM.

Back in 2016 when I applied for an American Studies degree at UEA, the option of partaking in a year abroad seemed nerve-racking yet thrilling and eye-opening. Now that I have completed my study abroad experience I can confirm this. I chose to spend my year in New Mexico, a rather unheard of state in the U.S but in my opinion the most fascinating in … Continue reading “New Mexico really lived up to its nickname: The Land of Enchantment” – AMA student Harriet on her year at UNM.