“Lund really stood out to me initially because of its reputation as one of the best universities in the world.” Daniel on his year at Lund University, Sweden

When I started to consider a year abroad and where I thought I would choose to spend a year of my degree studying, Sweden hadn’t really entered my head. I’m not sure about other people’s experiences, but I always thought of Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Berlin when thinking about living somewhere else in Europe during…

“The opportunity to spend a year of my life in another country, being able to earn money and travel? It sounded like a very good idea.” Alex on his British Council Language Assistantship in Chile

My name is Alex and I recently graduated from UEA with a BA in Spanish. Having spent most of my final year at university trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I discovered that I could apply to take part in the British Council Language Assistants Programme (despite it being a…

Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to…

Reverse Culture Shock: Advice from the Incoming Study Abroad Ambassador

We, as UEA study abroad students, are by no means ill-prepared or supported. Before leaving we are told of the excitement, the opportunity, the highs and the lows of spending a year abroad but we’re also warned of the formidable ‘reverse culture shock’. The feelings of isolation and confusion experienced by a lot of students after…

“My year abroad and being part of the band has given me the chance to meet incredible people, do incredible things and go to incredible places.” Jack at the University of Oregon, USA

My year abroad has taken place at the University of Oregon, a friendly campus located in the state of Oregon. The University is in the small city of Eugene, which itself is nestled within the Willamette Valley, a vast and beautiful landscape of mountains, forests and rivers. The University boasts a range of facilities and accolades,…

Meet the UEA Travel Aware Ambassador, Jodie Randell

This academic year I am acting as the UEA Student Brand Ambassador for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where I am promoting their Travel Aware campaign around campus. Travelling is one of my main passions, therefore I wished to gain experience in a job that could feed my love of travelling! I found this role…