Goucher College & Vietnam Travels

Goucher College, Baltimore As Goucher is such an inclusive and cheery place, the year abroad whizzed by, until I left in mid May 2016. As it is such a small campus, after a month of studying there, everything from accommodation, fellow students and staff to dining halls began to feel so familiar. In October 2015…

You’ve Changed?

Everyone talks a lot about going away, the challenges and excitements of going abroad and all the stories you will come back with. And so they should. Spending time abroad can be some of the best experiences of your life, they form you and challenge you in ways few others things can, but there’s always…

The Berkeley Bubble

  I’m over 9 weeks into my year abroad at the University of California, Berkeley and I feel it’s that time in the semester where a bit of reflection would be a nice break from the 100 pages of reading, 4 problem sets, 3 journal entries, 2 presentations and 1 group project due tomorrow –…

Return and Reverse Culture Shock

About halfway into my study abroad program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) I had a panic. In America I was having the time of my life, travelling, meeting people from all over the world, and discovering so much about myself, but then it hit me: I would have to go back…

East-Meets-West: A Reluctant Comparison

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” ― Miriam Adeney How does one compare two very distinct experiences? It’s almost impossible but also grossly unfair. Why…

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Amelia Puttock is another Graduate Intern for the Study Abroad Office. She graduated UEA in 2015 studying Literature and History. Amelia also spent her semester abroad at San Francisco State University in 2013/14. In this post, she makes the case for Albuquerque in New Mexico, attempting to convince more students to study in the dry desert! My visit…

Beckie’s Advice for Outgoing Students in the US

Beckie Hallam is a current Graduate Intern for the Study Abroad Office. She graduated UEA in 2015, studying American History with English History, and spent her year abroad in 2013/4 at Temple University, Philadelphia. Below she details her ongoing travels around a number of our partnered universities in the US, providing useful advice for students planning…

San Francisco

“San Francisco combines the trappings of urban life: food, art, and music with true natural beauty. I love living in place where neighborhoods have a distinct personality.” – Stephanie Boltz American Literature with Creative Writing student James Barrett, shares some images from his semester abroad at San Francisco State University.

Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri

‘Just a small town girl’…I imagine Journey were thinking of Fulton, Missouri when they wrote ‘Don’t Stop Believing.’ It’s a small city in the middle of Missouri with a population of approximately 12,000 – which I imagine is made up mostly of students. However, I’m starting to love it here – it’s very different from…