Why Doing a Split-Year Was the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

When I first decided to study American History with a year abroad, whilst I knew that UEA offered a split-year abroad, I was certain I was going to spend my whole time away at one university. I didn’t want to get settled at a university, start to make friends, only to have to up and…

“How’s Japan?” – Ambassador Cindy Reflects on Eight Weeks in Kyoto

In a blink of an eye, my eighth week of being in Japan is already approaching. I think it’s an understatement to say that a lot has happened within these two months. Many friends from back home have asked countless times, “How’s Japan?” Quite frankly, I never knew how to answer this question other than the typical one-liner, “yeah, I love it!” And don’t…

PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – International Experiences 18/11/19

An international experience is an unforgettable journey that you will treasure for years to come. In honour of International Student’s Day on 17 November, we have chosen two partner universities who truly value the international student community. ——————————————————————————————————————– Trinity College Dublin An opportunity to study in America, Asia or Australia is what we may consider…

How to Save Money For Your Year Abroad – Solange’s Finance Tips

Your financial position should not be a barrier to taking part  It’s pretty well known that students don’t have a lot of spare cash and often struggle to make ends meet. Financial circumstances can make or break a university experience for some students. Data recently published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that in 2016/17, disadvantaged students…

PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Bike-friendly Cities 11/11/19

Recently, increasing global awareness of climate change and conservation has made us consider more environmentally-friendly ways of living. So if you’re keen to do your part, while simultaneously saving money, then consider these two universities situated in bike-mad capital cities! ———————————————————————————————————————- University of Canberra The University of Canberra has been ranked #34 in the 2019…

PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Gastronomic Cities 04/11/19

In honour of Vegan Day on the 1st of November, we have selected two universities situated in cities that are renowned for their culinary delicacies. So if you consider yourself a foodie, with a taste for the finer things in life, then you should consider these universities! ————————————————————————————————————– Kyoto University Kyoto University, also known as…

‘I was fortunate to gain an intellectually rewarding, financially supportive, and emotionally ebullient experience’. Xiaoyi Diana Yang – Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2019

My three-week-long time in England as an Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellow was absolutely fantastic. I had the invaluable chance to meet a galaxy of international scholars dedicated to the Japanese field, examine a whole spectrum of Japanese artworks and objects from leading British collections and I also had the opportunity to communicate with prominent professors…

PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Cultural Events & Festivals 18/10/19

Are you a festival fan? Then keep on reading! This week we have selected two universities that are infamous for their local festivities. So if you love fireworks, live music or artwork then consider these universities! ——————————————————————————————————————— Tohoku University (Tohokudai) Tohokudai is one of the National Seven Universities in Japan (comparable to the Ivy League…