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Tips And Tricks For Living Off-Campus Whilst Studying In The UK

Posted by James on Jun 6, 2015 11:30:00 AM

When I left California to get my master’s degree at the University of York, I brought my wife Katrina along with me.

Although the university offered couples’ accommodation at the postgraduate college, we decided it would make the most sense to find our own apartment off-campus.

I figured that Katrina was already taking a year out of her life to accompany me on my journey studying in the UK, so the least I could do was to ease the transition by maintaining the level of comfort we enjoyed back home.

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Topics: Lifestyle

American Fish In A British Pond: The Cultural Differences Of Studying In The UK

Posted by James on Jun 5, 2015 3:30:00 PM

In my work helping American's apply to graduate programs in Great Britain, one of my tasks is to prepare them for the culture shock they will inevitably experience in their new surroundings.

Experienced travelers are often skeptical when I bring this up: many have already done a brief study abroad program in Britain and found it to be essentially identical to the US with only a few charming differences in dialect and cuisine, while others have been to other, more exotic countries and expect the UK to be familiar by comparison.

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Topics: Graduate

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