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

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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Make the Most of Your University Papers and Presentations

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Jul 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

As a drama student, you are expected to feel reasonably comfortable presenting in front of a crowd of people, and for the most part that is true. However, it’s the creation of the presentations where the stress can seem overwhelming. Through trial and error, I figured out some important points on how to make my presentations stand out and get noticed in all the best ways.

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3 Things it’s OK to Buy once You’re in the UK

Posted by KJ Neun, ATP Student Ambassador on Jun 5, 2017 7:00:00 PM

There’s no shortage of ‘what to pack’ posts online.  Packing for a year abroad is either just another part of the hassle or a game we play to see if we can fit it all.  One thing I’ve learned from my many travels is the anti-stress adage: You can always buy it there if you forget it.

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5 Adjustments to Make When Moving Back Home After Studying Abroad in the UK

Posted by Alec Pierce, ATP Student Ambassador on Jun 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

When I arrived in the UK for the first time, there were some adjustments to make. Many Americans and Canadians notice the differences in weather, local customs, sports, and food soon after they arrive in a new country. However, I didn’t really expect to have to adjust to returning to the US!

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Tips to Keep Holidays Cheap While Studying Abroad in the UK

Posted by Alyssa Spang, ATP Student Ambassador on May 22, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The more we grow accustomed to the passage of time, the less we notice how quickly it flies by. Last week fades into memory; a year abroad becomes the past.

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5 Things I could get used to SINCE STUDYING ABROAD in Leeds

Posted by Ashley Hackworth, ATP Student Ambassador on May 16, 2017 7:00:00 PM

I’ve now lived in Leeds, Yorkshire for about 9 months and it has been an incredible experience! I am starting to feel more at home each day and have adapted to the many differences compared to back home. Here are 5 things I have grown accustomed to since moving across the pond, and ones I will be sad to leave behind…

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5 Best Choices I’ve Made Since Moving to Study Abroad

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on May 10, 2017 7:00:00 PM

There are so many choices to make when taking that leap to study abroad. From which university program to study, through to what trip to take during your Spring break. You don’t realize the impact of these decisions until you’ve made them, and I have noted my top 5 decisions that have my studies abroad even better than I had imagined…

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Top 5 Things I’ve Learned Studying in the UK

Posted by Samantha Cool, ATP Student Ambassador on May 8, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Studying abroad in the UK has taught me life lessons that university does not teach. I have learned so much about myself, other cultures, and how to truly make the most out of my experience. Here is a list of 5 things I have learned whilst studying in the UK…

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Ethical Clothes Shopping on a Student Budget

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on May 8, 2017 7:00:00 PM

When traveling to a new country, trying to blend in (or stand out) is one of my top priorities. Currently, student fashion is the capital for unique fashion, so why not join in? Being an advocate of ethical clothing, I pride myself in buying and wearing clothes that promote favorable working conditions, fair trade, sustainable production, a positive impact on the environment, and animal welfare.

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Top 4 Places to Visit Outside of London As a Student Studying in Britain

Posted by Alex Elsey, ATP Student Ambassador on May 4, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Are you studying in London and want to leave the hustle and bustle for a bit? Or are looking to study abroad but want to learn more about the UK outside of its capital city? Although there is plenty to keep you occupied in London, there are also a hefty number of opportunities to explore the rest of England, Scotland and Wales!

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