“All of this has made me a more independent and confident person.” -AMA student, Alethea, on the social and academic benefits of studying abroad.

Whenever someone from home asks me: “how’s Oklahoma?”, I find myself simply replying: “it’s good”. Not because I don’t have a multitude of things to talk about, but because it’s difficult to summarise exactly ‘how Oklahoma is’, and what part explicitly they’re interested in me telling. There’s so much to say about studying abroad, but…

“I never abandoned my study abroad journey; it is with me whenever I rise to a new challenge.”, UEA alumni and Study Abroad Administrator Grace on working as a British Council Teaching Assistant.

My study abroad journey began, unknowingly at the time, as an eighteen year old au pair, when I spent the summer in Buxy, a quaint, chocolate-box village surrounded by the infamous French vineyards of Burgundy. I enjoyed the fresh taste of independence as an au pair, along with the rural French lifestyle, where mobile phone…

“Although my study abroad days seem a distant memory, the experiences and skills that I developed stay with me to this day.”, UEA alumni Chris on his year studying at the University of Wollongong.

The decision to study abroad not only has a profound impact on the time that you are abroad, but it also becomes an integral part of you for the rest of your life. When signing up for studying abroad I imagine the vast majority of students, me included, focused on the chance to visit new…