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…

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…

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…

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Our situation is slightly unusual compared to the other posts on this blog, but I hope it makes for an interesting read nonetheless. My husband, Sam, and I are currently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are both mature students studying at UEA. I study Mental Health Nursing, whilst Sam is on the American Studies course….

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA

My on the road journey started in the smallest US state – Rhode Island. As a biology undergraduate I was fortunate enough to be partnered with the University of Rhode Island for a whole academic year. While this was the institution I was tied too, I definitely made the most of my time abroad and…