Hi, I’m Mi Chelle and I’m from Malaysia. If you’re an international student, you’ll most likely have experienced culture shock. Culture shock involves surprises, both positive and negative, and it can be a lot to take in. Read on to find out about what culture shock actually is, and how different students at York have … Continue reading Culture shock: what has surprised international students?
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A guide to freshers for foreign students
“What is freshers week?” Just a few weeks ago, I read this Facebook post as a cry for help written by an international student. While for British students freshers is something they look forward to as soon as those acceptance letters slide into their mailboxes, foreign students might be left quite confused in front of … Continue reading A guide to freshers for foreign students
The second semester – Study Abroad – Back to South Africa
It’s definitely a weird one. After enjoying a Christmas at home in the UK, travelling back to South Africa, for the second semester of my Study Abroad, was a completely different experience to when I made the journey to the first time. Of course this time was not filled with apprehension, nervousness and not knowing … Continue reading The second semester – Study Abroad – Back to South Africa
Being an International Student in York
Hi everyone! After having discussed many aspects of academic and general everyday life in York in my previous blog posts I have decided to focus on something slightly more specific today: what it is like to be an International Student at the University of York. York has a very big international community and you will find … Continue reading Being an International Student in York