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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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FAQs about UK Study

Posted by Ashley Jeanson, ATP Advisor on May 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Hello students! You’ve come to this blog because you’re considering taking on a new adventure and studying in the UK. With such an undertaking, we know you have questions! Well, we’ve got answers. Behold, here are frequently asked questions about studying in the UK and how Across The Pond can help:

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate

6 Reasons to Find a Job While Studying Abroad In The UK

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Apr 29, 2017 7:00:00 PM

I know, I know, university takes priority. Before the move overseas, time is dedicated to packing, visa applying, and if you’re studying in Scotland like me, buying more coats. But after settling in at university, I still felt out of balance. In a UK Master’s program, students don’t spend heaps of time in class. After setting aside weekly library time (I swear I did, mom), I found myself wanting something else on my plate.

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You Say 'Tomato' and I Say 'TomAto': Just How Different is Studying in the UK?

Posted by KJ Neun, ATP Student Ambassador on Apr 21, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Deciding to move from America to study in Britain is one-part exciting and one-part terrifying. Why? Because it’s different. But just how different is it? 

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Make the Most of Your Easter Break

Posted by Ashley Hackworth, ATP Student Ambassador on Apr 20, 2017 7:00:00 PM

A two week ‘Easter Break’? Don’t mind if I do! As an American, I was not familiar with Easter holidays before I moved to the UK, but it turns out it’s pretty much the equivalent of our Spring Break, although it starts earlier and lasts longer. Being new to UK education, I had no idea what an Easter break involved for students. What you do with your free time is up to you, but the main reason for the extended break is to prepare for exams and catch up on the semester’s assignments.

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Staying Fit and Healthy While Studying Abroad

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Apr 17, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Staying or getting fit while at university might seem impossible, but it’s actually a lot easier than you might think, and fun! Staying active is important to me, so this was something I intended to prioritize when studying abroad. Here are my 5 ideas to keep fit in a way that suits your preferences and lifestyle while studying at a UK university.

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