England holds a very special place in my heart. England really transformed me. For the very first time in my life, I was completely alone in a foreign country with minimal support from my family and friends. I grew into myself in England. So much so that when I got back to Williamstown (see next blog post for details) everyone was like "Waow! I love the new you!" Hihi! Well well, I was flattered!
In this video here, I'm sharing my experience studying at Oxford University - I attended a program that was funded and catered for by my Uni in the United States so a lot of the hassle was lifted. Nonetheless, the one thing England taught me about studying abroad is that you have to be mad organised. England is basically #HashtagAdulting101. Most Unis require a lot of maturity from their students and you'll find English students are very independent and on top of their game.
The jump from the US for me, was particularly potent because the American system goes to greater lengths to "baby" students, at least in my experience. I found my US experience lots more relaxed than my time at Oxford.
Suss this vid for more deets! x
Here's a major tip if you're looking to study in the UK:
It's really expensive!
You'll need to plan your budget accordingly as scholarships are difficult to come by, if at all. The cost of living is also pretty up there and foreign students are not allowed to work to sustain themselves. It's pretty strict, I tell ya. If you really want to study in the UK, you might opt to do your Master's degree there - they have loads more funded programs for graduate students than they do first degree students.
And what would a blog post be without some throwbacks?! Hihi!
Have you studied in the UK? If so, what's been your experience? Please leave a note down below as I'm sure someone will greatly benefit from your insider's tips!
LOVE & SUNSHINE