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Ashlee Yee: Moving to the UK, the only difficult part was the luggage. Moving in was actually really easy, checking in was fine. Me and my roommates we all get along, so that’s great, and everyone on my course seems amazing as well, so we’ll see how it goes.
William Chadwick: I’d probably describe myself as generally shy but not so much since I got here. There’s a whole heap of freshers' events, which were great at helping people socialise. I made two dozen friends in the first week I was here, and they’re from all around the world. Being able to really just open up and let go and be yourself here in this new environment is just, it really, it’s genuine, and the people you meet can tell.
Marlee Whitford: The international support team is always there for you. I’ve sent millions of emails to them with questions of how to do this and what this is and they’re always there to help. Now as a second year I’m an international ambassador for American students coming to Bangor. I help them settle in, we go on trips all over the UK and see different places.
Harry Murrell: I hate to be like the stereotypical Beatles fan, but erm, yeah yeah I came 'cause Paul and John, obviously. I really like this city. I like how small it is and everything and how there’s so many places to play live. I saw that when I first came here, had some fish and chips and it was awesome. So yeah, that’s pretty much how it started.
I think by being abroad you pick up on the culture. So, now the whole British sense of humour, the way of life, the way er, they’re very polite and kind.
Briana Pegado: Harry Potter, obviously. Most Americans that study here do have this idea of studying in this magical far off place, and the University of Edinburgh is certainly the closest they’ll get to that. I haven’t gotten tired of it in four years. It’s almost like the students really run this city. Any club night, pub, music events, art exhibits, a lot of them are run by students, so there’s so much of a student life blood that pumps through this city. And that’s just been the most amazing thing is seeing what people can do here.
Would you like to study in the UK? Why or why not?