Crossing the Atlantic

An insight into life at Surrey from current US students

Learning English Culture Through TV!

In my last blog, I spoke about all the things I loved about England. I missed out on one of the most important: the TV! I have always thought that some English shows just could not exist in America. I don’t think the reality shows would be possible without the English people. If you are […]


Over 365 Days Later

Less than 10 days until I fly back to America. I can hardly believe it! I have spent over a year away from home and just the idea of going back seems strange. England has really become my second home this year. I feel established: I have amazing friends, a great job at my favorite […]


What do you plan to do after your Master’s degree?

Crossing the Atlantic means changing your surroundings. Duhhhh, this is obvious, right? Though this may seem totally transparent, the connotations that come with this idea aren’t nearly as strong as the tangible reality of that fact. Living 3,941 miles away from home in Chicago for a year is allowing me to experience my days with a different sense, slowly morphing […]


Healthcare in the UK

Hi All! It’s been quite some time. This is part due to having the flu (the inspiration for this blog) and other part due to beginning my industry work placement (more on that in a later post). This week’s post is all about healthcare in the UK – the system, how is is for international students, […]


Can you travel on the weekends?

One of my big assumptions coming to the University of Surrey for my MSc program is that because I only have class Mondays and Tuesdays, I would easily be able to explore England and Europe on my 5 off days. However, I have learned that there are differences between studying abroad and actually getting a degree abroad. These differences take many […]


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