Online Editor, Maddie Baker, interviews two international students staying in Exeter over the Christmas break. They both explain how they usually spend the festive period and give advice to other international students away from home at Christmas.
Where are you from? It’s one of those very standard, straightforward questions, like “What’s your name?” or “How old are you?” A question most people don’t really think twice about before they answer. Well. Most people, maybe. Not me. It’s a question that has always made me second-guess myself. I was born in Veliko Tarnovo, […]
Freshers’ Week: a great adventure, the best time of our lives, or the week which was so fabulous that we don’t remember it, depending on who you ask. To some, this might even seem a bit frightening; especially if you’ve travelled 1200 miles, crossing several borders on the way. Talking to your friends at home about moving to […]
It’s a struggle not to go through Facebook and Instagram with a jealous eye this year. As several university friends enjoy holiday travels and relaxation – which looks wonderful and very well-deserved for all their hard work – I am spending the beautiful(ish) English weather and rare moments of sunshine going between the British Library and my […]
In the past three years, almost 500 international students have lost their sponsorship to study at Exeter, with some being forced to end their studies and return home. The number looks set to increase. To gain a UK student visa at Exeter, international applicants must show they have enough funds for both academic costs and […]