Studying abroad in Tokyo
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Studying abroad in Tokyo

Why did you apply to study abroad? Studying abroad has a huge array of benefits, including increased employability, serious improvement of your language skills, and a chance to meet contacts from around the world. But when I applied, I only thought of these factors as bonuses. The reason I applied to study abroad is because I…
Studying abroad in Malta
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Studying abroad in Malta

I applied to study abroad for a number of reasons, the main one being that I knew it would look excellent on my CV and improve my employability. I also knew that living abroad on my own for a year was something that was out of my comfort zone. It would give me the next level of maturity and self-sufficiency, it would…
Studying abroad in Canada
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Studying abroad in Canada

My expectations for my year out had always been high. I aspired to live the Canadian mountain life of hiking, snowboarding, and total immersion in nature, and Calgary, Alberta was the next best thing. A thriving, young city, a short hour’s drive from the mountains, with a huge university which oozes with North American…
My year at the University of Hong Kong
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My year at the University of Hong Kong

Me playing a Chinese card game with friends I’m Max, a final year mechanical engineering student who just spent a year at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). During that time, I visited 11 countries, learnt the basics of Cantonese (no easy feat), and made friends from around the world. I took fascinating engineering…
Why study abroad?
Study abroadUndergraduate

Why study abroad?

Read this Q&A with Ellen Hill where she explains her reasons for choosing to study abroad and what she has gained from the experience. Why did you apply to study abroad? I wanted a change of scenery from Durham, so I applied to places that were the polar opposite of Durham – big, busy cities. I wanted to experience life in…