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Feeling homesick? You're not alone!

We hope you’ve had a wonderful time so far and are settling into the UK well. If you’re not having a wonderful time - you… More

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Feeling homesick? You're not alone!

Polly Penter September 19, 2019

We hope you’ve had a wonderful time so far and are settling into the UK well. If you’re not having a wonderful time - you may be feeling homesick, overwhelmed or anxious - then I promise you are not alone. These are normal reactions to dealing with new… More

Time to Talk Day

Polly Penter February 7, 2019

Time to Talk Day is an annual event that started in 2007 to encourage people to talk openly and honestly about mental health.  Just like physical health, we all have mental health, and just like with physical health there will be times when our mental… More

Wait...Is This Culture Shock?

Polly Penter January 28, 2019

A lot of American students think they won’t suffer from Culture Shock. I mean, the UK and the US are really similar, right? But the truth is that we all suffer from culture shock on occasions, and not just when we move country! Culture shock is defined… More

Reverse Culture Shock

James Ballantyne July 28, 2015

For many of you, this semester marks the end of your study abroad experience and you will be returning back to the States. Though a lot is made of the culture shock when you arrive in a new country, we don't hear much about what happens when you go back… More

Reverse Culture Shock

James Ballantyne July 25, 2014

For many of you, this semester marks the end of your study abroad experience and you will be returning back to the States. Though a lot is made of the culture shock when you arrive in a new country, we don't hear much about what happens when you go back… More