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Stephen Ray, ATP Advisor

Stephen (Student Advisor) is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. He did his undergraduate studies at Seton Hill University with a BA in Creative Writing, and received his MA in English Literature from the University of Nottingham in 2015. After working in a few technical writing positions, he joined Across the Pond as a Student Advisor in 2017.

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4 Things You Should Know Before Studying in the UK

Posted by Stephen Ray, ATP Advisor on Nov 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM

1. Be Culturally Aware

While the UK is not wildly different from other English speaking countries, making sure you’re culturally aware can go a long way towards making friends and keeping yourself socially connected. No one is asking or expecting you to know every single thing about the country or its history, but knowing you’re in Northern Ireland instead of the Republic of Ireland is an example of an important distinction that would go a long way towards showing you’ve tried to do your homework. Usually, when people find you’ve made an effort, they’re more likely to do the same themselves, and it’ll help you build new relationships with people in the UK.

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