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Study Across The Pond US Blog

Women’s Rugby at Aberystwyth: How a club made my year

Posted by Claire Crown, ATP Student Advisor on Aug 7, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When considering studying abroad in the UK, it’s likely crossed your mind that you might want to join a club, a team or an society. Hopefully you’ve explored the universities you’re interested in to see what they have to offer, from fencing to academically-oriented societies, and picked out a few that you want to explore in person.

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Topics: Sport

Places to Go in London When You Miss Your Pet

Posted by Kelsey Grode, ATP Advisor on Jul 17, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Going abroad can mean leaving your pet behind, which can be hard. Unlike our human family and friends, our furry friends haven’t quite grasped the concept of Skype yet. Being abroad, you’ll experience bouts of homesickness every once in a while. For those that have left our pets behind, that can sometimes be the hardest part. Here are a few places to go in London when you’re missing your pet:

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Topics: London

The Best Walking Tours in the UK

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Jul 10, 2018 3:00:00 PM

One of the many wonderful things about England whether in a tiny village or a large city is the ability to explore the culture and history by simply taking a walk. Leisurely strolling, following along in a guide book or on a travel app makes for a lovely day, but I also find great pleasure in the interactive and engaging nature of a well-performed walking tour.

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Classic Literary Places in UK

Posted by Felicia Strouth, ATP Student Ambassador on Jul 3, 2018 3:00:00 PM

As a postgraduate literature student, I actively seek out literature-based trips during my down time, ranging, as you’ll see from the academic to pleasure reading based. In this blog, I’m going to introduce you to three of my favourite places to visit.

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Movie/TV locations to Visit in the UK

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Jun 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When I think about England I can’t help but think about the history that spans thousands of years and is often touching, often brutal, often awe-inspiring and always fascinating and captivating. Now with such an extraordinary history come stunning architecture, natural beauty and man-made wonders and with Britain having so much to boast about, it is no wonder Hollywood always comes calling! Hollywood, British and European entertainment companies have been inspired to film in the UK's beautiful, worldly and magical locations. Visitors can’t help but want to experience these locations for ourselves when we come to the UK.

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It's Okay to Feel Nervous After Graduation

Posted by Clairre Abeyratne, Alumni Ambassador on Jun 12, 2018 8:56:54 PM

“So what are your plans after graduation?” What a loaded question. Most students dread this, but I was equipped, ready, and excited to answer with “I’m going to the UK to earn a master’s degree in International Management.” I had fulfilled my duties as an undergraduate, stayed involved, and interned full time before my international departure from Southern California to the University of Exeter, England! I was so excited for this opportunity as I know it was a privilege and would be an experience of a lifetime.

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Topics: Graduate

How to Make the Most of Your Advisor During the Visa Process

Posted by Felicia Strouth, ATP Student Ambassador on Jun 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The visa process can be one of the scariest parts of your study abroad journey, but when you use Across the Pond, have no fear! Your advisor is there to help guide you through the visa journey. I’m going to tell you about three ways I used my advisor during my own visa process.

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Topics: Student Visa

Great Affordable Ways to Relax, Refresh and Recharge During Your Studies in the UK

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on May 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Despite what you might think, uni life in the UK provides many great opportunities to relax and enjoy down time in between classes and study sessions. At the University of Kent, the Kent Union works closely with the diverse student base offering fun, educational and exciting societies that provide every student with something interesting to catch their fancy. If your ideal way to relax and recharge after a busy week studying is to dance then traditional Balinese or aerobic belly dancing might be the perfect choice, or if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at stand-up comedy, then there is a society that can make that dream come true (and we all know laughter is the best medicine).

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Topics: London

5 Reasons to Study in England

Posted by Stephen Ray, ATP Advisor on May 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

There are dozens of reasons to study in the UK, but that’s just the first step in a series of decisions in this process. Once you’re committed to studying in Britain, it’s important to decide where in the UK you want to study. There are different pros to studying in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but here are five reasons you should consider studying in England.

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3 Great Places to Visit to Learn More About UK History

Posted by Victoria Crawshaw, Student Ambassador on May 8, 2018 3:00:00 PM

The UK has a diverse history and there are many places you can visit all throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland that allow you to learn more about this fascinating country and its heritage.

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Topics: History