Study Abroad: Amsterdam! by Oscar Williams

This is the second of this year’s dispatches from our outgoing Study Abroad students. We hope it inspires you to go on your own Study Abroad adventures. Scroll down for further information on how to apply.

Living and studying in Amsterdam has been one of the most formative experiences of my life. I love the place. It’s unlike anywhere else, you can be whoever you want to be here and there’s always something going on. Compared to cities like London or New York, Amsterdam feels more provincial—less intimidating. Nowhere is more than 30 minutes way by bike, everyone is friendly and there are several inner-city parks and forests. But at the same time, it also feels like one of the cultural capitals of the World, housing the largest collection of Van Gogh’s artwork, a thriving counter-culture and countless museums. Continue reading “Study Abroad: Amsterdam! by Oscar Williams”

Study abroad opportunities information session – with Danish pastries!

Study abroad opportunities
YSJ has links to universities across Europe, North America and beyond where you can spend time as part of an English Literature Single Honours or Joint Honours Degree. There are fee discounts and grants available. If you’d  like to find out more about the amazing opportunities on offer, and hear from students who have just returned from studying abroad, please come along to an info session in TU101 on 15 November at 11.30am with tutors and members of the study abroad team. Please click here to reserve a place for free coffee and Danish pastries.

If you’re unable to make the session, you can also email the Study Abroad tutor, Adam Stock (, or the Study Abroad team ( for further information. Hope to see you there!

Click here to read Rose Kirby’s experience in Sweden this semester