International Student Ambassadors are responsible for helping at events and representing the university from an international student’s perspective. I’m currently a postgraduate student, but I’ve been an International Student Ambassador since the first year of my undergraduate studies. The role has given me so many new skills and experiences. I’m going to share my story … Continue reading What’s it like being an International Student Ambassador?
You get your public exam results back and wonder where to go next. For many, studying abroad has become one of the options. You‘re excited to see how your life will change when immersed in a new culture yet concerned about being in unfamiliar surroundings. Here, I’ll share my experience as an international student at … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university for me?
In September 2018, I set foot in the UK for the first time to start my undergraduate studies at York. Flash forward to 2022 and I am currently pursuing a taught Masters; making this the fourth year I’ve been in York and the UK. Looking back, I’ve been wondering whether studying at a UK university is … Continue reading Is studying at a UK university worth it? Reflecting on my experience
My name is Colombe, I am a molecular biologist. I come from Geneva, a city in Switzerland, about the size of Bath in the UK. Four years ago, I decided to leave my country and family to come and study in the UK. Here’s how it went for me. Deciding on studying abroad There were … Continue reading Why I decided to study in the UK
Is choosing a UK university worth it? Two years ago, I asked myself this question repeatedly. Would I regret my decision? I can confidently say I don’t. Here’s what you need to consider and why I think UK universities are worth it. Making the choice As an international student, you need to consider a multitude … Continue reading Are UK universities worth it?
Hi, I’m Luise from Germany! I signed up to be an international student ambassador in my first year at the University of York. I have since answered students’ queries online and in person multiple times. For me, it is the perfect job alongside my studies and I would highly recommend it. Here’s why: Flexible working … Continue reading International student ambassador: The perfect Job!
There are plenty of international societies to join at York. The Nordic Society is just one of many societies that welcomes students who find the culture of specific countries or regions interesting, as well as students who come from those places. Here are some of my experiences with joining Nordic Society as an international student! … Continue reading Nordic Society: a home away from home
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?
Preparing to study abroad is very exciting. It can also get a bit nerve-racking when adapting to an unfamiliar environment. Here I have some tips, especially for prospective international students, to prepare you for your journey to studying in the UK! Accommodation I would really recommend Freshers to apply for on-campus accommodation. For Freshers, living … Continue reading How to prepare for studying in the UK as an international student
Studying at York was my first experience of education outside of my country. My old university was just five minutes from my house. So, I was a bit worried about going to study thousands of miles away from home. I was happy, scared, and excited at the same time. For me, it was the beginning … Continue reading Tips for settling into a UK university