Deciding Where to Spend Your Year Abroad – Ambassador Olivia’s Top Tips

Deciding where to spend your year abroad can be a daunting process. Trying to find the right university can feel like trying to find a needle in a very big and very worldly haystack. The good thing is that literally everyone undertaking a year abroad is in the exact same position of wading through that haystack, so with every frustrated face plant, there are a thousand … Continue reading Deciding Where to Spend Your Year Abroad – Ambassador Olivia’s Top Tips

Arrival Anxieties and Packing

So the time is basically upon me now. In five days I will have landed in High Point, North Carolina, ready to start the absolute whirlwind chapter of my year abroad. I find myself fluctuating between pure, unadulterated excitement at the prospect of it: the places I will see, the people I will meet, the experiences… Then the next minute I can’t seem to shake off my anxieties, anxieties … Continue reading Arrival Anxieties and Packing

“Studying abroad was absolutely, totally, and entirely one of the best decisions that I have ever made” – Lily on her experiences at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

My study abroad experience took place at the historic University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC). As someone that is obsessed with American history, particularly the history of the South, UNC seemed like an obvious choice. Coupled with the fact that it is considered to be one of the best universities in the US and worldwide, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make … Continue reading “Studying abroad was absolutely, totally, and entirely one of the best decisions that I have ever made” – Lily on her experiences at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

“UEA is unique in that it is one of the only universities to offer the split-year” Amelia on her experiences at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the University of Hong Kong

“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 should I have to choose a winner or loser when I … Continue reading “UEA is unique in that it is one of the only universities to offer the split-year” Amelia on her experiences at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the University of Hong Kong

“I’m here to reassure you that wherever you go, you will be well looked after” Beckie’s Advice for Outgoing Students in America

Beckie, Graduate Intern for the Study Abroad Office at UEA, details her ongoing travels around a number of our partnered universities in America, providing useful advice for students planning to study in the United States in the near future!     So far on this trip I’ve been to 5 states and I’ve visited 7 universities. What they all have in common is an excellent Study … Continue reading “I’m here to reassure you that wherever you go, you will be well looked after” Beckie’s Advice for Outgoing Students in America

“With 100% of my being I urge you to break out of your comfort zone, choose the split-year and reap its rewards” Amelia at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the University of Hong Kong

When pressed to decide whether to stay at one institution for a whole year or to choose the split-year, I was in a terrible conundrum. Remaining in America would give me the freedom to travel north, south, east and west (basically as many places as I could physically squeeze in), immerse myself in all of the typical American college experiences like joining a sorority, playing for a sports team, as well as the opportunity to drown myself in burgers, … Continue reading “With 100% of my being I urge you to break out of your comfort zone, choose the split-year and reap its rewards” Amelia at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the University of Hong Kong