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Friday, September 14th, 2007
3:58 pm
A question...
Does anyone going to UEA this autumn have their loans certified and approved yet? I've done a little searching in the archives of nor_am_uk_ac, and it looks almost like no one has yet, even those of you who applied months ago. I'm worried not only for me (even though I need the loan cheques as close to the beginning of the year as possible), but for everyone else who is depending on this money. I don't suspect any foul play or anything, as I trust Jon Sharp and his loan certifying talents implicitly, but I know for a fact you can get these things approved quickly once the paperwork shows up at the lender and even though my paperwork was sent off from Jon's office on the 1st of September, no one at Sallie Mae has seen anything at all - and I suspect it is much the same for everyone else. Anyone know what's going on here?

(for reference: my loans - Stafford and Signature Student - took a month and a half to apply, certify, and approve last year).

Not paranoid, I promise - just very, very worried... :-/

Current Mood: cynical
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
10:40 am

Hello All,

   I've been accepted to UEA (unconditional) for the Fall.  I'll be studying International Relations and receiving my MA in Fall 2008.  Since I've never even visited England, I'm a bit nervous and have a few questions.

I'm a vegan and was wondering how good the school and surrounding community was about providing for special diets?
Does anyone know any good websites for students buying plane tickets?
Finally, I'm buying an Apple computer and was wondering if i need to get a printer as well?  I was thinking about just printing in the computer labs but didn't know whether students had to pay to print?

that is all (for now, ha), thanks for all the help,

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
10:55 am
Hey guys,

I'm a Junior a Goucher College in Baltimore and I'm looking into studying at UEA next Spring for the semester. Can you tell me some things about the school?

How good is the Film & Television Studies program?
Is there much to do in Norwich when one doesn't have a car?
How easy is it to get to London on the weekends?
How easy is it to travel to neighboring countries there?
What's the usual cost of living for a student living on campus?

I appreciate your help. Thanks guys!

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
11:34 pm
Hi there,

I've only just found this community and think it's a brilliant idea, even though it seems it's rarely updated.

I'm doing the MA in Studies in Fiction and will be applying to stay on to do a PhD for the coming year. I'm falling in love with Norwich and UEA (except the administration... eegads, the administration...), and am really rather enjoying myself.

And, er, that's all for now as far as introductions go...

(from Lancaster, Pennsylvania - home of the Amish)

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
10:05 pm
September is right around the corner
It's nearly time for a new batch of Americans to come join the ranks of UEA.

I've decided I should be more proactive with this community as it's moderator. This was designed for Americans coming to the UEA and Norwich to have a starting base of friendship.

If you are coming to the UEA in September or are currently studying at the UEA or living in Norwich and are interested in meeting up with other Americans at UEA please drop a comment onto this message. If I get some responses I will arrange a night out for some socialization and friendship making.

Your loyal moderator,

Current Mood: proactive
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
2:05 pm
Get Together?
I've been very bad about my up-keep of this community, so my appologies are offered.

It's been a busy year! I've finished my Post Graduate course at UEA and got married, so I hope those are adequate reasons for not being as active in starting up a posting community as I had originally hoped.

Having noticed that we've got quite a number of members to this community, I would like to know if anyone would be interested in setting up an informal get together.

Please respond if you would, as well as an idea about your availability and a suggestion for an event. I'll start the ball rolling...

My availability is basically the weekend at the moment, as I'm working as a supply teacher. I think maybe a meeting at a pub would be a nice beginning, and then perhaps moving on to a meal if the mood strikes us.

I would also like to stress that you are more than welcome to bring non-US friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, partners and husbands.

I turn the posting over to you all!

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, August 6th, 2005
11:11 am
Hey Folks,

I'm Anna, from Maine. I went to Clark University and studied at UEA in the fall of 2003. I worked at Oberlin College for a year and am now working at RISD. I'm happy to see this community, I wish it had been around when I was getting ready to study abroad!

Hope everyone has a blast!

Cheers(get used to that!)!
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
3:29 pm
My name is Graham and I am doing computing here. Just thought I'd introduce myself. I am not 100% American but I hope thats okay? I have an American father and I lived in Wisconsin between the ages of 8 and 14.
I am stayin at a house on the road next to the Uni village. Hope all of you are enjoying the year as much as I am. This board is still being visited, yes??

Current Mood: damn flu!
Sunday, December 26th, 2004
12:52 pm
My name is Danelle and I'll be at UEA for the next semester. In case you're wondering, I'm nervous/excited/sick of thinking about my suitcase. I have a few questions...

1.)I just got my housing assignment and I'll be living in Mary Chapman Court. The only thing is, I could have sworn that I read that international visiting students were not allowed to live there...And I can't find the site where I read that. Can anyone shed any light on the situation...or claim me as their erstwhile buildingmate just to make me feel better?

2.)I'm flying in on the 5th and will arrive at the airport at 1:05...the same time I'll have left Amsterdam. I'm going to hold back my urge to take pictures of clocks before and after the flight. Anyway, a few of us Minnesotans/anyone we can gather at the Amsterdam airport are going to share a taxi (3 of us so far). Does anyone need a taxi buddy?

Current Mood: hungry
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004
11:58 am
Hi guys. Is this community still alive??
My name's Julie, I'm from Ohio, I go to the College of Wooster, and I'll be studying at UEA next semester (World Art studies & Museology).
I'm so fucking excited.

Current Mood: sleepy
Monday, September 20th, 2004
4:01 pm
HI! My name is Sarah and of course, I'm an American student here for the year and UEA. I love it so far! I'm living in Waveny, how about everyone else? What is everyone studying? I'm in the Psychosocial school. Well I better get sorting through all my leaflets and free coupons to figure out what exaclty I got today at the freebie thing. :)
Friday, September 17th, 2004
6:58 pm


I want to start off this community by saying welcome! This is a community for making connections to other Americans studying at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Moreover, I would like this message board to be used as a connection point to make friends and share advice and ideas.

As an American who is now living in the UK, sometimes we need to feel that connection to our home culture.

Cultural Identity is NOT exclusive. Living in England does not mean you don't like America. A question I get asked most often is, "Why am I here, when I could be there (America)?"

Dealing with identity outside of the US means creating a strong sense of who you are.

Please feel free to post questions, statements, introductions, anything that comes to mind. No entries will be edited unless content is not appropriate.

As this is a forum viewable by the general public, I highly suggest the trading of addresses or phone numbers be done via email.
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