“The opportunity to spend a year of my life in another country, being able to earn money and travel? It sounded like a very good idea.” Alex on his British Council Language Assistantship in Chile

My name is Alex and I recently graduated from UEA with a BA in Spanish. Having spent most of my final year at university trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I discovered that I could apply to take part in the British Council Language Assistants Programme (despite it being a…

“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…

Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to…

“UEA International Summer School was the perfect opportunity to gain international awareness and to narrow the distances among countries and continents.” María Emilia from Uruguay

My name is María Emilia, I’m from Uruguay and I spent a month at UEA during International Summer School 2017. My experience at UEA was amazing, it broaden my academic horizons, enhanced my social skills, made me more independent, and provided me with a global perspective. What’s more, I had lots of fun and made…

“Step out of your comfort zone and think about what you want to do with your year in order to get the most out of it.” UEA Alumni Suzanne on her time at the University of Arizona (2005-06)

I studied American Studies at UEA from 2003-2007 and in my third year (2005-06) I did a year abroad at the University of Arizona in Tucson. One thing that I had not prepared for, mentally, was just how different Tucson would be. Yes, logically speaking, Arizona and Norfolk could not be more different. Knowing this will…