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Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador

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UK Summer Events Not To Miss

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Aug 15, 2017 3:39:00 PM

Long ago, Samuel Johnson said, “if you are tired of London you are tired of life.” However, I think what he actually meant was, “if you are tired of the UK in the summertime, when there are a million fun things going on at any given time, you are tired of life.”

Although summertime can be more fleeting than in North America, that doesn’t stop the Brits from throwing some amazing parties and festivals. A wonderful way to integrate your ex-pat self is to dive head first into these cultural event, like hearing some great music, seeing fabulous comedy or taking a road-trip to a festival in the middle of nowhere. Some of these events take place in August, which means it’s not too late to attend, otherwise, be sure to check out what is on for Summer 2018!

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Student Travel Tips While Studying Abroad

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Jul 10, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something absolutely magical about European travel. It's a scenic train ride through the Lake District, being able to see Big Ben as your plane swoops down into London, and sipping wine in the gorgeous plaza of *enter exotic European destination here*. Even with a student budget paired with a chaotic uni schedule, a cheeky holiday is never out of the question. Here are my top tips and go-to websites to maximize time traveling around the United Kingdom and over to mainland Europe.

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6 Reasons to Find a Job While Studying Abroad In The UK

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Apr 29, 2017 7:00:00 PM

I know, I know, university takes priority. Before the move overseas, time is dedicated to packing, visa applying, and if you’re studying in Scotland like me, buying more coats. But after settling in at university, I still felt out of balance. In a UK Master’s program, students don’t spend heaps of time in class. After setting aside weekly library time (I swear I did, mom), I found myself wanting something else on my plate.

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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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