Three things I learned from my year abroad in France

It’s okay to get things wrong language wise: I had many situations and conversations in French where I felt out of my depth; from setting up a bank account to sorting housing contracts. It can sometimes feel daunting, however, as long as you persevere and keep talking and smiling I found most people were friendly … More Three things I learned from my year abroad in France

Sports Scholarships at Hong Kong City University

I became aware of the £2,000 tennis sports scholarship from the team’s tennis coach who suggested I apply for it. All the available scholarships are actually listed on the CityU website but I had not been aware of it before. It is definitely something for students to be proactive about if they play sports and are going to HKCU. … More Sports Scholarships at Hong Kong City University

Introducing the Leeds Study Abroad Ambassador Programme: Student Profiles

We are currently recruiting for the 2018/19 cohort of Leeds Study Abroad Ambassadors! Have a read of what our current outgoing ambassadors have to say about their experience with the programme. Why did you want to be involved in the Leeds Ambassador Programme? I really love getting involved and the Ambassador Programme is a great … More Introducing the Leeds Study Abroad Ambassador Programme: Student Profiles

English Uni vs. American Uni – A comparison

  I go to Leeds but am on my year abroad at Penn State. After 5 months in America, I’ve noticed some major differences between English and American universities, which I split into education and social life. I study politics, and I think the following relates to most degrees, although not all of them. Education: … More English Uni vs. American Uni – A comparison

The festive season in the land of Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets in Germany are definitely one of the largest tourist attractions every winter. The public squares and streets in cities and small towns are filled with stalls, laden with everything from sweet food to wooden crafts, ceramics, tourist items, and hats. My stay in Germany wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t visit some … More The festive season in the land of Christmas Markets

Season’s Greetings from the Study Abroad office

We at the Study Abroad office wish you all the very best for the festive season! We will be closed between Friday 22nd December and Monday 1st January inclusive. Please enjoy a selection of festive photos submitted by our students and we’ll see you in the New Year! Christmas in Toronto by Zara Broadhead Christmas … More Season’s Greetings from the Study Abroad office

What it’s like being on study abroad with a long-term health problem

Following on from my article about why to choose France for your year abroad, I thought I would put pen to paper about something a bit more personal. But for anyone who knows me, this article shouldn’t come as a surprise. Currently I am in Lyon as I study Law with French Law hence a … More What it’s like being on study abroad with a long-term health problem

Music abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to experience many aspects of culture and life in other parts of the world, and this includes music. Beyond the differing music traditions you will find, there’s also the simple difference between what’s in the charts and who tours locally. Even a short distance can make massive changes to … More Music abroad