Brochure for the University of East Anglia
ARRIVING AT UEA
When Klara first arrived from Austria, she threw herself into uni life: she chose to live in the dorms, commuted to campus, attended socials and joined clubs. The atmosphere was exactly as she’d expected – she found a forward-thinking uni full of open-minded, friendly people. It reminded her of home. But as time went by, Klara felt she wasn’t making the most of what Norwich and UEA had to offer and she found staying in the dorm too busy. The option to move in with a host family wasn’t the obvious choice: it made her worry she’d lose some of her freedom.
DECIDING TO CHOOSE HOMESTAY
But Klara quickly discovered that living with a host family was the best of all worlds. In fact, she found a way of life even better than she’d ever expected. Matched with Harriet (Harri), her husband, and three young children, Klara found a home away from home. “I can still do whatever I like, at any time. Harri is quite flexible about dinner times, or she’ll keep something aside for me if I can’t make it.”
The neighbourhood where Klara lives is only a 10-minute cycle ride from UEA, and as close to pubs and cafes. “Lots of students live off campus and most of them walk home along the same streets. Even after partying all night at the LCR, it’s likely you’ll have company on the way home.”