Alessandra's experiences at INTO University of East Anglia
We met with Alessandra Barbosa from Brazil and asked her some questions about how she adjusted to living and studying in Norwich at the University of East Anglia.
Why did you choose to study at INTO University of East Anglia?
When I was choosing a place to study I first thought about the university environment. Norwich looked like a nice place to study with a good environment. Also, I looked at the successful progression rates to university and I saw that compared to other places INTO had a good progression rate.
What’s been the hardest thing to get used to here?
Actually, I didn’t have a hard time adjusting at all. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Maybe some people would miss their friends and family, but the environment here helps - you’ll make a lot of friends and you’re always busy so it helps to get through it easily.
Have you noticed any differences between the education system here and the education system in Brazil?
Yes, I have. Here, I feel like I have more of a support group. In Brazil, they give you the material and you need to study by yourself but they don’t give you many guidelines. Here all the teachers are helpful.