Studying abroad in the Fall term is a great way to start the academic year. Catching the tail-end of warm summer days and the cooler Fall evening sunsets that are beautiful really gives you the best of both worlds. Here are 6 TOP reasons to study abroad during the Fall term.
1. Bonfire night
Remember remember the fifth of November. On the 5 November 1605, Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, as a thanksgiving for the plot's failure. So on Bonfire night (5th November) be prepared for bright fireworks, great food, free festivals and most importantly, bonfires of course.
2. Start of premier league and rugby
Even if you aren’t a fan of sports, you’ll get into English football (aka ‘soccer’) and British rugby on study abroad, without a doubt. To be honest, you’ll have no choice. The pubs show all the matches, newspapers report all the drama of near win or lose games and people will talk, analyse and give their own, mostly unsolicited, two cents, so you might as well pick a team and get excited.
3. More time for tea
It’s a bit chilly out, better have a cuppa. Famous for tea, the British need no excuse to put the kettle on and make a brew, but the brisk autumn afternoons and the changing fall colors do set a fairly idyllic backdrop for a proper cuppa tea (and some perfectly formed Instagram posts).
4. Halloween, sort of…
The British don’t have the same affinity for Halloween like the Americans do, but it is a great time to take a creepy Jack the Ripper walking tour in London! Or to explore the darker closes and wynds of Edinburgh, before journeying into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Or snag a bag of candy, hit Netflix with your flatmates and watch the classic tales from the crypts from the comfort of your sofa or behind a pillow.
From the Jane Austen festival, Agatha Christie festival and even the Great British Cheese festival, you’ll have no shortages of Autumn timed festivals and events to partake in. So if festivals are your thing, start your study abroad journey in the Fall, so that you can attend a variety of weird and wonderful festivals (that you won’t get in the US).
6. The great outdoors
Temperatures are mild in the Fall which allows for afternoon study sessions in the park, a castle day trip or a walk around town. Make the most of the great outdoors while you’re in the UK! No matter where you’re studying, there will be so much for you to explore – and the outdoors is a great way to spend a study break. Make sure that you get out early though because the sun will set earlier with each passing day!
Ready to start your fall study abroad journey?
Here at Study Abroad, we have helped many students just like you make their dreams of studying in the UK come true, and we can’t wait to help you. Applying for the short term Fall Study Abroad program couldn’t be simpler, just get in touch with one of our Across The Pond Advisors today and they will assist you with every aspect of your application.