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Study Across The Pond US Blog

Life After Lectures

Posted by Olivia Morris, ATP Student Advisor on Aug 7, 2017 4:30:00 PM

The English university system is unique because it consists of limited interaction time between students and university staff and many independent study hours, consisting of homework and reading. Because of this, lecture time is minimal and very valuable, but what do you do with the rest of your time?

Here is my guide to making the most of your life after lectures:

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Topics: England, Lifestyle, Undergraduate

What Not to Forget Before You Leave for the UK

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

So you’re at the point where you’ve accepted an offer from a UK university. You have your visa, and you’ve paid your deposit. Now it’s time to pack! As former-students-turned-Advisors, here are our tips on what not to forget before you hop on your flight to the UK!

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Topics: Lifestyle

How To Prepare For Studying Abroad In The UK

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Nov 29, 2016 10:35:55 AM

Have you ever thought about taking your studies to the UK? If you have, it's never too soon for you to start the planning process. By starting the preparation for studying in the UK now, your study abroad dreams could come true a lot sooner... Excited? I'm not surprised.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Keeping in Touch with Loved Ones Back Home on the Cheap

Posted by Michelle Decker, ATP Advisor on Nov 1, 2016 5:00:00 PM

We know that studying in the UK means being away from friends and family, so you will want to have a few tips and tricks to stay in touch back home.  Remember, as reference, London is five hours ahead of New York and eight hours ahead of Los Angeles.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Introducing our 2016 -17 Across The Pond Student Ambassadors

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Sep 1, 2016 10:59:01 AM

Meet our new Across The Pond Ambassadors! We are pleased to welcome 13 of our students to write some great stories about their UK study adventures over the next academic year. But first, let’s introduce them…

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Topics: Lifestyle

Across The Pond Alumni: David's UK study adventure

Posted by David Hutchins on Aug 12, 2016 3:29:04 PM


Choosing to Study in the UK

It was a long-term goal of mine to spend a year abroad in Europe, and what better way to do that then studying in the United Kingdom? My year at Durham University has surpassed every expectation that I had.

This year I have made friends from across the globe and achieved a Master’s degree from one of the best universities in the world. Something I never thought I would do. I can say without a doubt that choosing to study abroad in the UK was the best decision I could have made, both for my future and for the friends and memories I have made.

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Topics: Graduate, Lifestyle

What sport should you follow while studying in the UK? Take the Quiz

Posted by The ATP Advisors on Sep 2, 2015 9:37:00 PM

Whether people watch sports live, on TV, or play sports themselves, you will find that sports are a big part of the British lifestyle.

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Topics: Lifestyle

UK Student Living On A Budget: Learning To Thrive In Britain

Posted by Jennifer on Jun 7, 2015 1:30:00 PM

There are many people that worry that UK student living on a budget is hard to do.

However, with the right planning you can combine your studies, a little work and fun travel to make living in another country one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your life.

These next few steps will help you do it...

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Topics: Lifestyle

Tips And Tricks For Living Off-Campus Whilst Studying In The UK

Posted by James on Jun 6, 2015 11:30:00 AM

When I left California to get my master’s degree at the University of York, I brought my wife Katrina along with me.

Although the university offered couples’ accommodation at the postgraduate college, we decided it would make the most sense to find our own apartment off-campus.

I figured that Katrina was already taking a year out of her life to accompany me on my journey studying in the UK, so the least I could do was to ease the transition by maintaining the level of comfort we enjoyed back home.

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Topics: Lifestyle

10 UK festivals every American student should experience

Posted by The ATP Advisors on May 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Festivals are a brilliant way to spend a summer weekend in the UK enjoying music, food, comedy and anything else you enjoy with other people.

Here's just 10 UK festivals every American student should experience, but beware, there are lots more to experience too!

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Topics: Lifestyle