International

Top Tips!

We ask all returning exchange students to share their Top Tips with the exchange students of tomorrow!

Pauline Marie Korp (LUCA School of Art, Gent)

“Always be open-minded about people. You meet so many new people from different cultures and often their habits or ways of behavior seem so weird or wrong but actually in the end these are the things you find out are so special about these people. They are different from the people at home. Make many new friends is definitely the top tip!”

Molly Haviland (The Royal Academy of Arts, KABK, The Hague)

“Go to it with a positive mind and you’ll get everything you want from it. Everything else organisation wise is easy.”

Thomas Etheridge  (THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, KABK, THE HAGUE)

“Immerse yourself in as much of the lifestyle as you possibly can!”

Alexandra Clarke (Westerdals, Oslo)

“Have a few key phrases learnt for when you arrive – any person from any culture will really appreciate your attempt to integrate.”

“Download Skype onto your laptops/macs – you can pay £3.99 per month that will allow you to call all landlines in a designated country. Remember to call your parents, they can get a little worried if they don’t hear from you…”

Lucy Hilton (THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, KABK, THE HAGUE)

“Live in the moment, be present, follow the coincidences. Pull everything out of the tutors and students. Do not hold back!”