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

Life outside of studying

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


The reason you are coming to the UK might be to study, however, the experience is so much more than just school. It’s a chance to experience a new culture, meet people from around the world, and just have a really great time! Although you will spend a lot of time on your school work (duh, you kinda want to pass!) there will still be plenty of time to get out there and have some fun. Below I highlight the main extracurriculars you must try while across the pond.

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Topics: Student Ambassador, England, Sightseeing, travel, British Traditions, scenery, UK Study, Leeds

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

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: Christmas, England, Leeds, London

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: England, Graduate, Master, Leeds