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Study Across The Pond US Blog

The UK Healthcare System For US Students

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Feb 20, 2017 1:00:00 AM

Healthcare in the UK is a whole other ballgame to North America. The National Healthcare System (NHS) gives UK residents access to full healthcare for free, plus subsidized dental and prescription coverage. But, how is it free? Well, it technically isn’t; part of Britons’ income tax pays for the NHS, so that all residents can benefit from the healthcare provided.

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Topics: Undergraduate

How to watch TV without A TV As A Budgeting Student

Posted by Alec Pierce, ATP Student Ambassador on Feb 16, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Watching television as a student can be a tricky thing, what with satellite/cable service and any television of decent quality costing a small fortune. However, there shouldn’t be a reason for worry as there are many ways to watch television in the UK without having to invest in a television.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Top Tips To Study Abroad In The UK Safely

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Feb 13, 2017 1:00:00 AM

One aspect of studying abroad our students and parents ask us about is the safety of the university and town they will be moving to. Of course, in any country there are places that are more safe than others, but generally the UK is known to be a safe place to live and study. It’s always an option to ask the universities for any safety precautions put in place around campus, such as emergency call boxes, all night university transportation and so on.

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Topics: Undergraduate

Opportunities To Travel While Studying In The UK

Posted by Alec Pierce, ATP Student Ambassador on Feb 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM

There are many of the wonderful opportunities to travel while studying at a UK university, and I am making sure I’m not missing out. Only in the last week I have travelled to both Germany AND France!

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Topics: Student Ambassador

How To Find Part-Time Work While Studying in the UK

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Feb 10, 2017 7:00:00 PM

I think like most students (undergrad or graduate), a part-time job is essential for making ends meet and keeping our budgets on track. In my first week in the UK, I was delighted to find out that the University of Kent has multiple programs to assist students in finding a job. They ensure that you are able to find work that suits your class schedules and still allow for time to enjoy some free time. So, how do you start searching for a job as an international student?

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Topics: Student Ambassador

How A UK Degree Can Boost US Students’ Career Opportunities

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Feb 3, 2017 1:59:38 PM

The main reason for anyone attending university, is to get one step further to achieving their desired career. It’s important to attend a university where students are not only taught skills for future jobs in their studies, but also learn from new cultural experiences, friendships, social life, and the everyday independency that may be new to the student. Studying abroad allows for these learnings on another level, and why not do that in the country that is home to top English speaking universities? We outline some more reasons of why North American students should choose the UK to study their degree…

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Topics: Undergraduate

How To Deal With The Reaction Of Friends And Family When Choosing To Study Abroad

Posted by Alexandra Hutterer, ATP Student Ambassador on Feb 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The American dream has always been an idyllic situation for a lot of people. My dad for instance. He is from Germany and dreamed his whole life of going to America; just like you and I have dreamt of going to Europe. It’s important to help people understand that the “American Dream” is not for everyone. 

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Why It’s Important to Befriend Other International Students

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on Jan 29, 2017 7:00:00 PM

When first arriving in England, you might be expecting your new friend group to be filled with posh accents and tea-sipping, but in reality that’s not the case. In fact, after I moved across the pond, about 80% of my friends were other international students from around the globe. While making friends born under Her Majesty is important, here are some reasons why welcoming other international students is even better...

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Things To Do In Your Spare Time While Studying In The UK

Posted by Daniel Allen, ATP Student Ambassador on Jan 24, 2017 7:00:00 PM

As a student in the UK, much of your term time will be filled with lectures, coursework or revision. However, you’ll also find plenty of free time to make the most of. Based on my own experiences and interests, here are some ideas of things to do in the UK during your down-time…

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New Year As An American Student Studying In The UK

Posted by Brenda Leonhardt, ATP Student Ambassador on Jan 16, 2017 5:29:11 PM

The last few weeks of the year is always a rollercoaster no matter where you live. You have Christmas and New Year’s within the same week, people are rushing around buying Christmas presents or spending Christmas money, and others are travelling to visit family and friends. It can be a bit intimidating trying to manoeuvre through your plans and decide how to spend the new year, especially in a foreign country. Personally, I felt the need to stay in the UK over the holidays instead of going home, so I found myself looking for ways to celebrate with my new friends over here in the UK.

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Topics: Student Ambassador