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Study Across The Pond US Blog

Cool Ways to Document Your Trip (Other Than Just Buying Souvenirs)

Posted by Victoria Crawshaw, Student Ambassador on Mar 13, 2018 3:00:00 PM

During your time in the UK, it’s very likely that you will encounter memorable experiences that you’d like to treasure forever, perhaps on nights out with friends, or while traveling Britain and beyond. Oftentimes on vacations to unfamiliar places, we seek mementos, such as postcards or shirts, to remember our experiences by. However, your study abroad experience is much more than a vacation, and as such, you may be wondering if there are more engaging ways of documenting your experience. Here are three great ways to document your trip that don’t involve souvenirs:

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UK Summer Events Not To Miss

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Aug 15, 2017 3:39:00 PM

Long ago, Samuel Johnson said, “if you are tired of London you are tired of life.” However, I think what he actually meant was, “if you are tired of the UK in the summertime, when there are a million fun things going on at any given time, you are tired of life.”

Although summertime can be more fleeting than in North America, that doesn’t stop the Brits from throwing some amazing parties and festivals. A wonderful way to integrate your ex-pat self is to dive head first into these cultural event, like hearing some great music, seeing fabulous comedy or taking a road-trip to a festival in the middle of nowhere. Some of these events take place in August, which means it’s not too late to attend, otherwise, be sure to check out what is on for Summer 2018!

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Student Travel Tips While Studying Abroad

Posted by Kelsey Austin, ATP Student Ambassador on Jul 10, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something absolutely magical about European travel. It's a scenic train ride through the Lake District, being able to see Big Ben as your plane swoops down into London, and sipping wine in the gorgeous plaza of *enter exotic European destination here*. Even with a student budget paired with a chaotic uni schedule, a cheeky holiday is never out of the question. Here are my top tips and go-to websites to maximize time traveling around the United Kingdom and over to mainland Europe.

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Make the Most of Your University Papers and Presentations

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on Jul 1, 2017 7:00:00 PM

As a drama student, you are expected to feel reasonably comfortable presenting in front of a crowd of people, and for the most part that is true. However, it’s the creation of the presentations where the stress can seem overwhelming. Through trial and error, I figured out some important points on how to make my presentations stand out and get noticed in all the best ways.

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3 Things it’s OK to Buy once You’re in the UK

Posted by KJ Neun, ATP Student Ambassador on Jun 5, 2017 7:00:00 PM

There’s no shortage of ‘what to pack’ posts online.  Packing for a year abroad is either just another part of the hassle or a game we play to see if we can fit it all.  One thing I’ve learned from my many travels is the anti-stress adage: You can always buy it there if you forget it.

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5 Adjustments to Make When Moving Back Home After Studying Abroad in the UK

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

When I arrived in the UK for the first time, there were some adjustments to make. Many Americans and Canadians notice the differences in weather, local customs, sports, and food soon after they arrive in a new country. However, I didn’t really expect to have to adjust to returning to the US!

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Tips to Keep Holidays Cheap While Studying Abroad in the UK

Posted by Alyssa Spang, ATP Student Ambassador on May 22, 2017 7:00:00 PM

The more we grow accustomed to the passage of time, the less we notice how quickly it flies by. Last week fades into memory; a year abroad becomes the past.

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5 Things I could get used to SINCE STUDYING ABROAD IN Leeds

Posted by Ashley Hackworth, ATP Student Ambassador on May 16, 2017 7:00:00 PM

I’ve now lived in Leeds, Yorkshire for about 9 months and it has been an incredible experience! I am starting to feel more at home each day and have adapted to the many differences compared to back home. Here are 5 things I have grown accustomed to since moving across the pond, and ones I will be sad to leave behind…

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5 Best Choices I’ve Made Since Moving to Study Abroad

Posted by Debra Register, ATP Student Ambassador on May 10, 2017 7:00:00 PM

There are so many choices to make when taking that leap to study abroad. From which university program to study, through to what trip to take during your Spring break. You don’t realize the impact of these decisions until you’ve made them, and I have noted my top 5 decisions that have my studies abroad even better than I had imagined…

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Top 5 Things I’ve Learned Studying in the UK

Posted by Samantha Cool, ATP Student Ambassador on May 8, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Studying abroad in the UK has taught me life lessons that university does not teach. I have learned so much about myself, other cultures, and how to truly make the most out of my experience. Here is a list of 5 things I have learned whilst studying in the UK…

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