Student Exchange Buddies
Find out more information about our Student Exchange Buddies, including tops tips and their exchange stories.
NTU Global has a team of Student Exchange Buddies who have just returned from their own study abroad experiences so they have a great understanding of what it is like to be a new student at a new university. You can expect to meet SEBs at social events on campus, including city tours, the Global Lounge and Virtual Global Lounges, welcome sessions and pre-departure sessions.
Are you an NTU student thinking about, or preparing, to study abroad? Are you a study abroad / exchange student studying at NTU from one of our partner universities?
Our SEBS can provide advice, support and tips on what it's like being a student abroad, including:
- what to take with you
- how to deal with homesickness
- how to find accommodation
- best places in Nottingham to eat, drink and shop
- best places to visit in Nottingham
- best ways to make friends, network and make the most of your time overseas
If you would like to contact one of our SEBs you can find more information about their experiences, and their email address, by looking at our Student Exchange Buddy Year Book.
Study abroad destinations
As an NTU student you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad as part of your course, with over 300 partner university destinations from around the world. Check out some of our favourite pictures from our students study abroad experiences.
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
“Going to a foreign country on your own for the first time and living there makes you mature and resilient to tough situations. After my year abroad I can see how much I’ve changed and am very grateful I made the decision to study abroad.”
Top Tip: people are what really makes the experience special and going out of your comfort zone and trying new things will definitely make you get the most our of your exchange.
MSc International Business
“I realised my ability to adapt to different environments and make informed decisions has improved drastically.”
Top Tip: GO!! explore the world, make new friends, don’t say no to new experiences when they pop up, taste new dishes, try new hobbies, run all over the place, make every day
count, make it an adventure.
BA (Hons) Mandarin Chinese and International Relations
“My time studying abroad as been one of the best years of my life. You learn the language more effectively through immersion, meet amazing people who will make your time abroad even more unforgettable...it will be a ‘home away from home’”
Top Tip: Make the most of every opportunity – say yes to everything! Go out as much as you can & meet new people.
BA (Hons) French and Spanish
“Studying abroad is one of the most valuable parts of a language degree. You can immerse yourself in the culture as well as the language, and improve your self-confidence. If you have the opportunity to study abroad there is no way you’ll regret it!”
Top Tips: if you need a visa be organised & sort it out way in advance. Push yourself out of your comfort zone to improve your confidence and your language skills.