Top Tips for your time in Manchester

After reflecting on the past 5 months on my semester abroad in Manchester, I can confidently say it was the most unforgettable experience of  my life! The European travel adventures, games at Old Trafford and most importantly the friendships I made will stay with me for a long time, thanks for everything @Uni of Manchester!

Top Tips

1. Go to as many orientation/meet n greet events at the start to make loads of exchange friends, most of whom I ended up travelling Europe with

2. Fallowfield has the most sociable campus, made a lot of local British  friends there, Squirrels Bar was also fantastic especially in the earlier weeks to meet new people

3. When travelling around  the UK or Europe make sure to have planned accommodation  and flights in advance to save time, money and stress instead of doing it throughout the trip, (can work out things to do on  a day by day basis though..)

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4. Most importantly enjoy the whole experience, for most of us it will be the highlight of our lives and time genuinely flys by so make sure to make the most of each day!!

Thanks!

Vrushabh Sekhar 

Leaving Manchester

By Ssu-Yun, Tsai (Alice)

National Taiwan University

Today, 6th June 2019, I finished my stay in Manchester. Over the last few days, I’ve been immersed in sadness, knowing I might not be able to see some of the friends here anymore in my whole life, and it’s very unlikely for me to enter into St. Gabs ever again, the lovely hall I lived for about 10 months. From what I know is that this hall will be a nunnery next year. Even if it’s still a school accommodation, I will not have access into it again, either.
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Read This Before Traveling

By Kiana Lim

Nursing student, Villanova University, United States of America

I believe that everyone who decides to study abroad should make time to travel to other countries. It can seem daunting, especially because you’re still trying to adjust to a brand new country you have just moved to. But my mom reminded me before I left that I probably won’t get an opportunity like this ever again. This is especially because, for me, it can get pretty pricey to travel to Europe from America. From that point on, I knew that I wanted to make time to travel during my study abroad experience.

While traveling to a foreign country can look pretty glamorous on Instagram, there’s a lot of planning and preparing that goes into every trip. I had no experience with planning trips prior to this year, and so I thought I would share 3 basic steps to start your planning as well as my tips and tricks for anyone else wondering how to start.

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Highlights in Manchester (Part2)

By Julia Nazzareno, Paris School of Business, France 

Previously in Highlights in Manchester (Part 1), I talked about a few places that I love eating at and that I am going to miss very much when I go back home. Now, as promised, here is the sequel to the first article which will hopefully ensure you have the best time in Manchester and you do not miss any great spot. 

First stop, the University! Now, I know it is easy to say and that it is a place that rimes with work, studying and assignments but this is probably the most beautiful school I have ever seen to be honest. You should really take time to explore it and visit the Museum as well. It is a place full of knowledge and it triggers your curiosity and admiration for our long History (stop by Christie’s Bistrot when you are done, it is a good excuse for hot chocolate too).

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A New Place for my English skill to “level-up”

As an exchange student from Taiwan, I once imagined the exchange to Manchester as a magic potion that makes my English skill “level-up” miraculously. After a semester, I realized that this assumption is both true and untrue. In fact, Manchester is a new place with more obstacles and more experience points. The more I know the insufficiency of my ability, the more motivated I am to try to improve myself.

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