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 –…

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…

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.

Gun Violence in America

“There’s a guy outside and he’s shooting people… We’re at Mountain View. He has a gun. He shot people, and he’s yelling right now.” You couldn’t even imagine a student at UEA having this conversation with the emergency services as they sit helpless and terrified in their room at the Ziggurats. But on October 9th at…

San Francisco State University, California, USA

A year abroad, a lifetime of memories. As cheesy and cliché as this may sound, it is nothing but the honest truth. For anyone considering, and for those who have been on a study abroad programme, I’m sure you can identify with this- studying abroad was the best year and the best decision of my…