“From my study abroad I knew that I needed to take initiative to seek out other opportunities.” Study Abroad Ambassador, Jack, on how his year abroad has prepared him for graduation.

Let’s begin with Hawaii…If I had not studied abroad, I never would have found the courage to travel, alone, to Oahu. Travelling alone requires motivation: motivation to troll through the many websites to find the cheapest hostels and flights; motivation to get out of bed early and plan all of the sites you are desperate…

“It’s not on everyone’s radar because it’s a little bit off the beaten track, but once they discover it they’ll fall in love with it.” – Middlebury College graduate, Jeffrey, on studying at UEA in 1986.

My time abroad… The chance to live abroad was something I’d always wanted to do. I spent my first semester of university at UEA.  Going from the structured environment of high school to university took me a while to get used to. I really loved it though and I loved interacting with students from from…

“All of this has made me a more independent and confident person.” -AMA student, Alethea, on the social and academic benefits of studying abroad.

Whenever someone from home asks me: “how’s Oklahoma?”, I find myself simply replying: “it’s good”. Not because I don’t have a multitude of things to talk about, but because it’s difficult to summarise exactly ‘how Oklahoma is’, and what part explicitly they’re interested in me telling. There’s so much to say about studying abroad, but…

“That’s the cool thing about studying abroad, everyone’s experience is unique to them” – Student Ambassador and UEA History student, Joe, on his semester at Hobart and William Smith, NY.

The whole concept of studying abroad is fantastic. Being able to spend time in a new country, experiencing a different lifestyle, trying new activities and making new and lasting friendships, are all perks of this wonderful opportunity. It was truly amazing for me to spend a semester at Hobart and William Smith in Geneva, New…

“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….