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6 Tips for Settling In – by Kathryn Simons

Kathryn is currently on exchange at the University of Glasgow for a Full Year (2018-2019). She is studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and minoring in Art History. Once your exchange finally comes around, it can feel like you’ve been planning and waiting for years and in the excitement and stress of last […]

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The World’s Smallest Big City: Aarhus – by Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science. In Winter School of 2018, Courtney travelled to Aarhus, Denmark, to take part in their summer program.   At the beginning of 2018, I had no idea that I would be traveling to Europe for the first time. I can clearly remember browsing the internet […]

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Balancing Study and Travel – by Elly Stretton

This post is taken from exchange student Elly Stretton’s blog Elly’s Leeds Adventure. Elly studied at the University of Leeds in Semester 1, 2017.  I chose to study at Leeds not only because it is an amazing university, but because it is central to the UK and a middle ground between many amazing cities. It’s a stones […]

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Top 20 Study Abroad Tips – Elly Stretton

This post is taken from exchange student Elly Stretton’s blog Elly’s Leeds Adventure. Elly studied at the University of Leeds in Semester 1, 2017.    I’ve written quite a bit on life as an exchange student, and sometimes it can be an information overload. And sometimes we go over all the things we think are important: […]

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Coping with Culture Shock by Elly Stretton

I chose to study in the UK partly because I thought there wouldn’t be much culture shock. After all, we shared a common history, language and culture. It’s not until I arrived in Leeds, however, that I realised we are more different than originally thought. University life is completely different to back home – there […]

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Springing Into Europe – Holiday Travelling by GLObewriter Claire Hale

Claire Hale is studying on exchange at the University of Southampton in England, for a full year spanning 2016-2017. As a GLObewriter she is sharing her experiences with us every month. You can see all of her posts using the globewriter-claire tag. My last entry was back in March just before my four weeks of Easter break. This […]

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Hurdles, Solutions, and a Cure for Homesickness by GLObewriter Gina

Gina Cameron is studying on exchange at the University of Nottingham in England, for Semester 1 of 2017. As a GLObewriter she is sharing her experiences with us every month. You can see all of her posts using the globewriter-gina tag. I’m writing this from a French police station, sprawled across three plastic seats. It’s […]

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The Inevitable End: Exploring, Exams, and the End – by GLObewriter Faith

Faith Blake is studying on exchange at the University of Sheffield in the UK for Semester 1 of 2017. As a GLObewriter, Faith shares her experiences with us every month. This is her fourth entry. You can see all of Faith’s posts here.  In the blink of an eye, my five months abroad flew by and I […]

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Goodbye Holidays, Hello Exams – by GLObewriter Faith Blake

Faith Blake is studying on exchange at the University of Sheffield in the UK for Semester 1 of 2017. As a GLObewriter, Faith shares her experiences with us every month. This is her third entry. You can see all of her posts here.  The last thing you want to do on exchange is study, especially when […]

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Easter Holidays in Europe– by GLObewriter Faith Blake

Faith Blake is studying on exchange at the University of Sheffield in the UK for Semester 1 of 2017. As a GLObewriter, Faith shares her experiences with us every month. This is her third entry. You can see all of her posts using here.  After spending twenty gruelling hours on a plane to the UK, it […]

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