Three years of my life as an EU student of English Literature at the University of East Anglia,England.
This article is the first one I ever wrote for my blog… Looking back, it means a lot to me because it was the start of a new life, and lots of things have changed since last September. Leaving my home, parents and brother was a huge (and scary) step forward in life, but I think I dealt with it pretty well!
When we arrived at UEA, we were taken to the Congregation Hall: I quickly collected my keys, signed some documents, and the staff drove me to my accommodation. It didn’t even take half an hour, I have to admit I’m quite impressed by the organisation (especially after going to a chaotic uni in France). They even carried my luggage up the stairs for me! I felt more welcome than ever! Everybody was so nice and friendly to me that I immediately felt at ease.
My accommodation is the Uni Village, it’s a 15 minutes walk from the campus centre (the Square). The rooms there are all en-suite and they’re cheaper than the en-suite rooms on campus. On top of that, the flats are smaller so I figured it’d be easier and quieter to share a flat and particularly the kitchen with only 8 people.
Upon opening the door to my room, I could have…
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