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Study Across The Pond Canada Blog | Advice and guidance for Canadians wanting to study in Britain

4 Tips for Making Friends in the UK

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Feb 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

I have always envied the people who can enter new situations and immediately become best friends with someone else. Although I like to think of myself as friendly, it always takes me a bit of time and multiple interactions to form a close and lasting relationship, making travelling across the world, away from my friends and family quite intimidating. Would people like me? Would I make friends? Would I find travel buddies to pop over to Europe with? Would I have people to grab a coffee or pint with on a Friday? If you are also agonizing over these types of questions, let me assure you that the answer to all them is a resounding yes! But if my word is simply not enough, let me highlight a few tips to make the friend-making process a little easier.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Student Ambassador, England, Societies, Leeds, Arrival, travel, scenery, Sightseeing

The Christmas Season in England

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Dec 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Christmas in England is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Say what you will, but Brits know how to do Christmas. By mid-November the lights go up, the markets roll into town, and the carolers take to the streets. Before you know it it’s December and the holidays are right around the corner. I decided early in the year that I wasn’t going to go home for Christmas, but many international students do go home, but whether you are staying or going there are plenty of must dos during the Christmas season.

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Topics: London, England, Leeds, Christmas

Why You Should Consider Studying Outside of London

Posted by Brittni Baird , ATP Advisor on Dec 28, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In today's post, advisor and team lead Brittni Baird gives the scoop on the advantages of studying outside of London.

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Topics: England, Wales, Scotland, Why study in the UK, Northern Ireland, scenery

Why I chose to study in the UK - Josie

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Nov 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

“Life is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page” St. Augustine

 

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Topics: England, travel, Why study in the UK

My First Days in the UK: Deciding, Arriving, and Thriving

Posted by Josephine Gaupholm on Oct 3, 2017 4:10:25 PM

Meet Josephine, one of our bloggers for the 2017-18 academic year!  Josephine is studying at the University of Leeds.

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Topics: Graduate, Master, England, Leeds