Whenever I told other students that I was on my year abroad, they immediately asked why it was that I chose the University of Minnesota, eagerly awaiting some sort of deep reason and explanation for why I decided to come to the heart of the Midwest. Truth is, I don’t have anything deep to say. I was drawn to the university’s promotional videos, impressed by … Continue reading “I had the most amazing, unique experience” – Caitlin at the University of Minnesota
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 to visit; and finally, motivation to research into the many … Continue reading “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.
I remember when Trump was first elected to the office of President of the United States, quite a few of my course mates at UEA decided to opt out of going to the States for their year abroad. In some ways, I understood their decision: if America is anything like the way it is portrayed in the British media, then perhaps it would be best … Continue reading “The America I encountered during my year abroad at the University of Minnesota (UMN) was nothing like the one you hear about on TV” – UEA, American Studies, student Jack.