Post year abroad reverse culture shock? – Milly Godfrey

We, as UEA study abroad students, are by no means ill-prepared or supported. Before leaving we are told of the excitement, the opportunity, the highs and the lows of spending a year abroad but we’re also warned of the formidable ‘reverse culture shock’. The feelings of isolation and confusion experienced by a lot of students after…

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…

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…

Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

It’s hard to believe this time a year ago I was furiously staring at a map of the United States, trying to figure out where I wanted to go for my year abroad. It was a daunting decision – one that would make or break my year overseas. Choosing between North, South, Midwest, East and…

Binghamton University, New York State, USA

I wake up early one Monday morning in December.  Even though I have Mondays free I always end up waking early because my roommate has an eight am class almost every day. Since I’m up anyway, I decide to check my emails for the day. I scroll through them until I see one that sparks…

Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to UEA on the Road! We have made the blog with the intention that this will be a space for students to share their experiences whilst they are abroad, and allow students thinking about studying abroad to understand what is involved and how fun it can be.  Our aim is to publish a blog…