Studying in the USA – my placement so far

By Alec Swatton, Politics with International YearSt. Norbert College, Wisconsin (USA) August 24th, 2021 – 4 am. I left my dad at Heathrow’s departures lounge, having spent the night sleeping in the car at the McDonald’s Car Park just outside of Heathrow. 24 hours, 3 flights and a lightning-storm later I was treated to a... Continue Reading →

Applying for a Split Placement

By Olivier Johnson, Human Resource and Business Management International Year at Umea University, Sweden and St. Norbert College, USA Anyone interested in a split year? This post might be useful to you, because I’m going to describe my experience of applying to an American university whilst I was in Sweden. It hadn’t occurred to me... Continue Reading →

Why Study in Finland

By Sophie Macefield (Psychology) International Year at the University of Jyväskylä 1. It is the happiest country in the world. Finland was voted as the happiest country in the world by the annual world happiness report! It is a safe and beautiful country known for equality and opportunity. 2. Outstanding nature and diversity between seasons.... Continue Reading →

Living in Japan

by Max Harris, Biology with International Year I spent my international year at Tokyo Metropolitan University in Japan. Tokyo can be a lot of fun with a lot of different things available to do and I found it to be generally a safe place to be. One thing I recommend you do is to join... Continue Reading →

Top 5 tips for applying for international study placements

Sam (Business Management and Marketing) and Louisa (History and Psychology) share their top 5 tips for preparing and applying for international study placements. 1. Start researching early Give yourself time to research all the opportunities available to you. Being proactive and approaching every phase of the application enthusiastically is key as leaving everything until the... Continue Reading →

By Holly Fieldsend, Geography with GermanInternational Year at Wageningen University, Netherlands Goedendag! I am Holly and I study Geography with German at Keele. I have always wanted to study abroad; in fact, it was a substantial aspect to choosing which university to originally come too. Keele really stood out to me with such a vast... Continue Reading →

Applying to Study Abroad as a Mature Student

Alicia wrote this blog post in 2020, and we have been waiting for our opportunity to share her experience with you- luckily we've been able to create this space for students to share their stories! Alicia speaks honestly about her decision to apply for a semester abroad as a mature student, how the pandemic affected... Continue Reading →

Making the most of the year abroad

Namrata did a split year abroad in Spain and Australia in 2019/2020, and we asked her for some insight into her time abroad. She has given us five top tips for making the most of your year abroad, and we think they are true wherever you study! By Namrata, Psychology and Business ManagementInternational Year at... Continue Reading →

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