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Study Across The Pond US Blog

How To Celebrate Thanksgiving Whilst Studying In The UK

Posted by Alyssa Spang, ATP Student Ambassador on Dec 8, 2016 12:09:18 PM

Confession: I haven't missed home yet. True, I miss people--friends, family, the excellent baristas in my hometown; however, I find I do not miss my hometown much.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Four considerations when deciding which UK university you should study your English degree

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 30, 2016 1:53:27 PM

You enjoy reading literature as much as you love writing prose, and a career spent working with words sounds quite idyllic, but, you’re unsure which path to take next?

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

A guide to your london university essentials

Posted by Across the Pond on Nov 30, 2016 1:40:20 PM

Have you got lost in the thoughts of the adventure of going to university in London? That's no surprise. Many students do. But while it is an exciting time for you, there are university essentials that you must remember too. 

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Topics: London

How To Prepare For Studying Abroad In The UK

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 29, 2016 10:35:55 AM

Have you ever thought about taking your studies to the UK? If you have, it's never too soon for you to start the planning process. By starting the preparation for studying in the UK now, your study abroad dreams could come true a lot sooner... Excited? I'm not surprised.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Off-Campus Living In The UK For International Students

Posted by Brenda Leonhardt, ATP Student Ambassador on Nov 25, 2016 2:28:21 PM

No international student has the same story, and my journey to the UK to study is certainly a little different!

My best friend and I decided we wanted to experience studying abroad together. The biggest downfall is that we do not attend the same school. She attends Oxford Brookes (in Oxford), and I attend the University of Surrey (in Guildford). In doing some preliminary research, we encountered many people who encouraged to just live in the dorms at our respective schools and commit to see each other every weekend or something. But we were determined to live together! We utilized Google Maps, MapQuest, and distant friends who already live here in the UK to determine where it would be easiest for us to both commute from. We figured that Reading was the most convenient location as it is almost halfway between both of our schools.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

The Awkward Study Abroad Adjustment Period

Posted by Alex Elsey, ATP Student Ambassador on Nov 21, 2016 9:50:42 AM

 

You know that awkward moment when you don’t know how to greet someone you first meet? Do you just shake their hand? Or do you give them the one arm hand shake and then a one arm hug at the same time? This has happened to me countless times since arriving in the UK but with time you start to learn the different types of greetings. People from the UK typically just go for the hand shake but people from places like Italy, France and Spain give two kisses on the cheek.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Tips to Handle Homesickness Whilst Studying Abroad

Posted by KJ Neun, ATP Student Ambassador on Nov 17, 2016 12:29:40 PM

No matter how much of a seasoned traveller you may be, at some point everyone feels homesick.  It can be nothing or paralyzing.  I’ve lived abroad more than once, and studied abroad three times already.  So, here’s my four top tips for handling homesickness for before and when it hits!

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Halloween: How The Brits Do It

Posted by Ashley Hackworth, ATP Student Ambassador on Nov 8, 2016 2:35:45 PM

 

Ahhh Halloween, one of my favorite times of the year. You get to be whoever you want to be for one night and do various activities together with your friends or family. To me, this is the best time of year, the Fall season has all the best family and friend oriented holidays – besides Christmas!

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Topics: Student Ambassador

What I Wasn’t Prepared For When I Started University in Scotland

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Nov 2, 2016 1:40:38 PM

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a planner. Big time. The Oprah of travel planning: a level of organized that would make your mama proud. Spreadsheets on spreadsheets. Before returning to university, my career as a travel agent fed my addiction; I was paid to take blank calendars, and fill them to the enth degree with trip details: flight routes, hostel confirmations, day tours… the works. Needless to say, being this prepared transferred to other areas of my life.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Keeping in Touch with Loved Ones Back Home on the Cheap

Posted by Michelle Decker, ATP Advisor on Nov 1, 2016 5:00:00 PM

We know that studying in the UK means being away from friends and family, so you will want to have a few tips and tricks to stay in touch back home.  Remember, as reference, London is five hours ahead of New York and eight hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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Topics: Lifestyle