Archive for the 'Study in the UK' Category

International Education Week: Nov. 13-17

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Yay! An entire week celebrating international education begins today! I’m so excited! International Education Week is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State in order to promote and celebrate multiculturalism and international education. The Week was first established in the year 2000 by the Clinton Administration. Throughout […]

Calling home

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Calling home isn’t always an easy thing to learn when you first go abroad. You spend days or even weeks trying to figure out which phone card works well and will save you the most money. It also costs more to call a cell phone than a landline in the U.S., so make sure you […]

Study in the UK: What to bring and what not to bring

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Two carry-ons and two pieces of luggage to check in. That’s it. I’m not sure if it’s an American thing or what, but I remember how I and almost every other student going abroad to the Syracuse University London Program for the Fall 2003 semester packed our carry-ons and luggage to the brim with, well, […]

Spend a semester at London Metropolitan University

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Global Learning Semesters has a great program to study abroad for a semester and receive 12 credits towards your degree back in the states. The cost is $13,250. Includes tuition, fees, housing, admission fees for group trips, airport pickup, a mobile phone and medical insurance. Not too shabby. Yes, you read that right: a free […]

A random first day in London

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

This is too funny. I happened to stumble upon a blog by this girl Lauren, from Arizona, who just arrived in London. The excitement is all too familiar. Earls Court is fabulous. I walked around for three or four hours and observed several things. – Everyone drives a Vespa, Neddin, or some other motorcycle contraption. […]

5 things I learned while studying abroad in the UK

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

I remember back in 2003 when I made the decision to go abroad through Syracuse University’s study abroad program in London. So many of my friends had gone abroad at one time or another and I attribute much of my excitement at the time to my good friend Drew who told me about his adventures […]

AmericanExpats.co.uk

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Here’s a good one. AmericanExpats.co.uk is “dedicated to assisting Americans living in or planning a move to the United Kingdom.” Excellent site complete with a very handy immigration FAQ, among other things. American Expats In The UK – bringing the American community together around the UK Tags: expat, expatriate, immigration

StudyAbroad.com’s photo contest

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Hmm…maybe we should have something like this. We just can’t afford to give away an iPod Nano like the guys over at studyabroad.com are. One Grand-prize winner will receive an iPod Nano Ten finalists will be judged by StudyAbroad.com visitors I think i might even enter. I have a couple good ones somewhere in my […]

A good place to start if you want to attend a British university

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

www.ucas.ac.uk As the site states, “UCAS is the central organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges.” UCAS is an amazing resource for those who wish to apply at a British university. All universities are connected to UCAS, similar to how state colleges are in the US. They have an […]

International Education Week

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Today is the first day of International Education week—sponsored by, yes, the U.S. State Department. Suprised? Well, they hope to promote cultural understanding in the world via international education. Fair enough—that’s what we’re trying to do. This week we can praise the State Department for doing something good. Check it out: International Education Week 2005 […]