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Urte Kiesaite

Country of origin: Lithuania
Study course: Multimedia Journalism

Why did you decide to study abroad?
I came to the UK to broaden my horizons. To meet new people, see new cultures and gain new experiences. Obviously, most importantly I came here to study and get higher education.

What made you decide on this university?
University of Essex is definitely is amazing. It is a top university in the UK, location is great, it is near London in the Essex area. It is the university where we ask question and it is for curious people like myself.

How is your experience of studying abroad?
I am glad that I made this decision. I have friends from all over the world, make a lot of important contacts. My professors are very approachable, like all of the people here. If I need any help, I can get it in a few minutes and that is really great.

Why do you think others should not miss out on studying at your university
Being in Essex is being at home. We have an amazing campus, many opportunities that one cannot miss out, like learning a language, year abroad, bewildering variety of societies and awesome social events.