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

Travelling Abroad While Abroad

Posted by Hailey Mason on Feb 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Living abroad inspires you to travel. It educates you on new places and cultures through the places you visit and the people you meet. Since moving to Scotland, I’ve gained a heightened respect for other cultures, as I’ve spoken to many different people from around the world. The people you meet abroad are reason alone to travel – I now have connections throughout Europe, the United States, Mexico, and even Dubai. These are people I’ve met while studying and working in Aberdeen, but also through travelling. Luckily, travelling while abroad is incredibly easy, even on a student budget.

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Topics: Student Ambassador, travel, Scotland, Europe, scenery, Sightseeing

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

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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Topics: Student Ambassador

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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Topics: Student Ambassador

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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Topics: Student Ambassador

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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Topics: Student Ambassador