Amy - Canada Amy - Canada

Amy, Summer Study

Module: Understanding Business (International Business will be available in 2016)

Year: 2012

What advice would you give students who are thinking of studying abroad at the University of East Anglia?

I would tell anyone who is considering applying to just do it. It was the best experience I have ever had, I made so many great friendships, experienced so much of the culture, and most importantly, I had a quality education. The class size was small, and for Business we all know that is rare. I was able to interact one-on-one with my professor and class mates and we were more of a family than a class. I feel that I learnt more during my time in Norwich than the years I have spent in my undergrad studying business. One piece of advice for anyone going though, make sure you get your papers done in the study time given to you in the day because you will be busy at night and you do not want to miss any of the activities. I also recommend always going out and interacting with all the other students, sitting in is not a good thing and can make you home sick quickly. Go and talk with the advisors, ambassadors or coordinators, they are all so willing to sit and chat, and really make you feel at home.

What was your favourite thing about living and learning in Norwich?

There are so many things about Norwich that I love. The shopping is amazing, obviously that was key for a lot of the girls there, and it was not disappointing. The town is so historic, and beautiful. I can still remember how I felt one day, I was going to the pharmacy because I had caught a cold, and as I got off the bus I looked up at the Norwich castle and could not believe that I was standing under such a piece of history. I felt that way everywhere I went in the city. The restaurants are great, you never run out of places to eat. The nightlife is excellent, grocery shopping is easy, the city is a lot bigger than you expect, and the people are so friendly. I am already planning my trip back.