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How To Celebrate Thanksgiving Whilst Studying In The UK

Posted by Alyssa Spang, ATP Student Ambassador on Nov 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Confession: I haven't missed home yet. True, I miss people--friends, family, the excellent baristas in my hometown; however, I find I do not miss my hometown much.

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Top 5 London Tea Experiences

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Nov 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

There is nothing more quintessentially British than engaging in the everlasting pastime of Afternoon Tea. With rumours, legends and myths aplenty regarding the origins of Afternoon Tea, the generally agreed upon founding was in 1840 England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. The Duchess would become hungry around four in the afternoon but the evening meal in her household was served fashionably late thus leaving a long period between lunch and dinner.

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Halloween: How The Brits Do It

Posted by Ashley Hackworth, ATP Student Ambassador on Oct 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Halloween! That time of year when you can dress up as whoever you want to be for one night and take part in fun family and social activities. Halloween is one of the season’s epic American traditions, and it’s now spreading across the world. At home, many of us start planning our costumes the day after Halloween ends each year. We spend countless hours on our outfits for a whole week of Halloween celebrations.

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Currency exchange rates: Why it’s a big deal for Study Abroad

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Oct 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Using and understanding money abroad can be daunting even for the most travelled student, but with our quick tips here, you’ll learn how to get the biggest bang for your buck abroad!

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The Awkward Study Abroad Adjustment Period

Posted by Alex Elsey, ATP Student Ambassador on Sep 12, 2017 7:00:00 PM

You know that awkward moment when you don’t know how to greet someone you first meet? Do you just shake their hand? Or do you give them the one arm hand shake and then a one arm hug at the same time? This has happened to me countless times since arriving in the UK but with time you start to learn the different types of greetings. People from the UK typically just go for the hand shake but people from places like Italy, France and Spain give two kisses on the cheek.

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Top 5 Travel Sites Every Study Abroad Student Needs to Know

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Sep 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

In its entirety, the United Kingdom is about 94,000 square miles in size. Compared to Oregon, which is just under 96,000 square miles or Wyoming, just over 93,000 square miles, suffice to say, it’s small. But even with less ground to cover, it pays to be tech and financially savvy as a student, so we have put together our top five recommendations on travel sites to get you from Point A to B, or C and D and E, depending on your budget!

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What I Wasn’t Prepared For When I Started University In The UK

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Aug 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m a planner. Big time. The Oprah of travel planning: a level of organized that would make your mama proud. Spreadsheets on spreadsheets. Before returning to university, my career as a travel agent fed my addiction; I was paid to take blank calendars, and fill them to the enth degree with trip details: flight routes, hostel confirmations, day tours… the works. Needless to say, being this prepared transferred to other areas of my life.

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Top Tips for Preparing to Study Abroad

Posted by Nadia Ibrahim-Taney on Aug 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

It’s August and with it, the end of Summer. Long gone are the days of pool lounging, nights around a bonfire or if you are like me, thinking as little as possible about the impending new academic year. But alas, it’s here and compared to previous years, this year you are ecstatic… because you’re finally going abroad! It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and momentum of going abroad and miss key to- do’s so we’ve put together a simple list of tips and tricks to help prepare you for a fantastic study abroad.

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Football Or Soccer? A Student's Guide.

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

One of the great things about being a student in the UK is living in the home of football, ahem, soccer.

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Opportunities To Travel While Studying In The UK

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

There are many wonderful opportunities to travel while studying at a UK university, and I am making sure I’m not missing out. Only in the last week, I have travelled to both Germany AND France!

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