It’s that time of the year again, when we judge the entries from University of Leeds students who studied abroad in 2016/17. This time around, videos as well as photos could be entered, and one of the five places was reserved for a student who participated in a summer school in 2017. The panel was … More Study Abroad Competition 2016/17
Last year, I was lucky enough to have the most fun and flexible job at uni – representing the FCO at the University of Leeds as part of their ‘Travel Aware’ campaign. I worked as a Brand Ambassador for them but, unlike most Brand Ambassador roles which involve promoting grad schemes and companies, I worked … More Be ‘Travel Aware’ this year at the University of Leeds!
We asked our students for recommendations to put together a study abroad playlist and this is the result: The Passenger – Iggy Pop Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root because it implies travel, friendship, close bonds, something new happening, but also a hint of nostalgia as everyone recognises it from Matilda. Lake Shore … More A Study Abroad Playlist
There’s already 100 things to prepare and think about before you jet off on your year abroad. You need to research your destination, pack, write and check off list after list. So, why not make sure that budgeting isn’t another problem to deal with when you arrive? Get prepared before you leave, and make sure … More 5 Tips for your Year Abroad Budget
We asked our students for their recommended reads to take with you on study abroad. These were some of their responses: “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A funny, sad and sweet book that gives a small window into life as a black, female ‘immigrant’ in America. Beautifully written and challenges a lot of preconceptions people … More Desert Island Reads
A year abroad is something to look forward to, to enjoy, and to cherish in your memories for the rest of your life. During preparation for a year abroad, it’s likely one will talk to previous students who share their experiences – mostly, overwhelmingly, positive. However, it’s important to remember that not everyone has the … More How to look after yourself on a year abroad
Every year the Study Abroad Office hosts a photo competition for students who have studied abroad in the previous academic year. … More Study Abroad Photo Competition 2015/16