It was finally time to prepare for this day: the day I had to get a job after earning a master’s degree – Day one of “adulting”. I followed the steps to get a good job– took my academics seriously, and earned not just an undergrad, but also a master’s degree. In my world, these achievements seemed like the prerequisite to get the “good” job after graduation.
So, you’ve finally made it to the UK, and you’ve found out it’s not exactly like home. Now what? Have no fear, I am going to walk you through 3 points that will help you totally immerse yourself in British culture. When I first landed in the UK, despite the similarities between the UK and US, I found myself with a bit of culture shock, but I made the UK my home through following these three tips.
Throughout my time in England I enjoyed living on campus and my studies very much, and although I spent much of my time engaged in classwork, I found several opportunities to explore cities outside Canterbury and within an easy train ride from London.
When considering studying abroad in the UK, it’s likely crossed your mind that you might want to join a club, a team or an society. Hopefully you’ve explored the universities you’re interested in to see what they have to offer, from fencing to academically-oriented societies, and picked out a few that you want to explore in person.
Going abroad can mean leaving your pet behind, which can be hard. Unlike our human family and friends, our furry friends haven’t quite grasped the concept of Skype yet. Being abroad, you’ll experience bouts of homesickness every once in a while. For those that have left our pets behind, that can sometimes be the hardest part. Here are a few places to go in London when you’re missing your pet:
One of the many wonderful things about England whether in a tiny village or a large city is the ability to explore the culture and history by simply taking a walk. Leisurely strolling, following along in a guide book or on a travel app makes for a lovely day, but I also find great pleasure in the interactive and engaging nature of a well-performed walking tour.
As a postgraduate literature student, I actively seek out literature-based trips during my down time, ranging, as you’ll see from the academic to pleasure reading based. In this blog, I’m going to introduce you to three of my favourite places to visit.
When I think about England I can’t help but think about the history that spans thousands of years and is often touching, often brutal, often awe-inspiring and always fascinating and captivating. Now with such an extraordinary history come stunning architecture, natural beauty and man-made wonders and with Britain having so much to boast about, it is no wonder Hollywood always comes calling! Hollywood, British and European entertainment companies have been inspired to film in the UK's beautiful, worldly and magical locations. Visitors can’t help but want to experience these locations for ourselves when we come to the UK.
“So what are your plans after graduation?” What a loaded question. Most students dread this, but I was equipped, ready, and excited to answer with “I’m going to the UK to earn a master’s degree in International Management.” I had fulfilled my duties as an undergraduate, stayed involved, and interned full time before my international departure from Southern California to the University of Exeter, England! I was so excited for this opportunity as I know it was a privilege and would be an experience of a lifetime.
The visa process can be one of the scariest parts of your study abroad journey, but when you use Across the Pond, have no fear! Your advisor is there to help guide you through the visa journey. I’m going to tell you about three ways I used my advisor during my own visa process.
Topics: Student Visa