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Study Abroad Blog

Interesting British Words and Phrases You Might Want to Know Before Studying in the UK

Posted by Clairre Abeyratne, Alumni Ambassador on Nov 1, 2018 2:00:00 PM

It was comforting to know that I would be studying abroad in another English-speaking country, however, one of my biggest concerns was losing points on assignments by forgetting “u” in “colour” or if my writing style wasn’t “proper” (British) English. Turns out, professors did not mind the US spelling (for the most part), were quite understanding, and well prepared for students to come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, languages, often non-native speakers. 

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Why You Should Consider Studying Outside of London

Posted by Josie Phillipson, Student Ambassador on Oct 1, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Community Connection

Since living in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, UK, I’ve noticed that it is best to leave my house at least 20 minutes early for anywhere I need to be. Not because of traffic (I walk everywhere). Simply because the connections that you make with the locals in your community are unlike anything that you could experience living in the big city of London. I truly live in a town where ‘everybody knows your name’. 

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Quirky Study Spots in London You Have to Visit

Posted by Kelsey Grode, ATP Advisor on Sep 1, 2018 1:00:00 PM

1. The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the UK, and is the second largest library in the world (behind the Library of Congress in D.C.). This library is home to more than 170 million items, 13.9 million of which as books! Some of the manuscripts date back to 2000 B.C. Any resource you need is available – or the amazing libarians will find it for you!

When you need a quick study break, the library also has quirky exhibits on display, ranging from Alice in Wonderland to British Punk Rock bands of the 1970s! If you work up an appetite from studying, the British Library has two cafeterias, and is surrounded by lots of pubs and restaurants.

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Post study abroad life: HOW TO DEAL

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Aug 31, 2018 8:05:00 PM

We talk a lot about how best to prepare for going abroad or all the fantastically British things to do, see, eat and experience while abroad, but you probably haven’t read too much about what life will be like once you’re back from that fabulous study abroad experience. We’re going to outline a few tips on how to assimilate back in your home life while keeping a bit of Brit in you too!

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Topics: UK Study

World Cup 2018: Pick a Side!

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on May 1, 2018 6:00:00 PM

The FIFA World Cup, or just the World Cup, occurs every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil. The competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Cup Finals. 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation, compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about a month.

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Topics: short term studying

Things To Do In Your Spare Time While Studying In The UK

Posted by Daniel Allen, ATP Student Ambassador on Apr 15, 2018 7:00:00 PM

As a student in the UK, much of your term time will be filled with lectures, coursework or revision. However, you’ll also find plenty of free time to make the most of. Based on my own experiences and interests, here are some ideas of things to do in the UK during your down-time…

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Topics: Student Ambassador

How to prepare for life after Study Abroad

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Apr 1, 2018 6:00:00 PM

We talk a lot about how best to prepare for going abroad or all the fantastically British things to do, see, eat and experience while abroad, but you probably haven’t read too much about what life will be like once you’re back from that fabulous study abroad experience. We’re going to outline a few tips on how to assimilate back in your home life while keeping a bit of Brit in you too!

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Topics: short term studying

How To Zip Across Europe Cheaply While Studying In The UK

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Mar 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM

Having chosen a university close to both London and the south-east of England, I have been able to zip around Europe for small getaways with ease - and inexpensively! Even if you are studying in the north of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland it is still a breeze to travel. There are many opportunities for booking reasonable flights, trains and buses.

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Tips to Handle Homesickness Whilst Studying Abroad

Posted by KJ Neun, ATP Student Ambassador on Feb 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM

No matter how much of a seasoned traveller you may be, at some point everyone feels homesick.  It can be nothing or paralyzing.  I’ve lived abroad more than once, and studied abroad three times already.  So, here’s my four top tips for handling homesickness for before, and when it hits!

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Topics: Student Ambassador

Top 7 Must-Visit Places in the UK You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Feb 1, 2018 5:00:00 PM

You’ve got lists upon lists, guidebooks aplenty, recommendations from friends and family, the power of the Internet, but you’re still looking for more authentic, less-well-known secret British places to explore. Fear not, we’ve got you covered, happy traveling!

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Topics: short term studying

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