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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceStudying Abroad · 1 decade ago

Study Abroad Birmingham, UK?

Well, this is a multi-part question. First of all, does anyone have any information on the University of Birmingham or personal experience with it? Has anyone studied abroad in England and enjoyed it?

Secondly, I obviously want to study abroad there but my parents aren't really up for it. I'm sure it's because its a year-long program instead of just a semester. I really want to go but I'm out of ideas to persuade them to let me go. Any new ideas?

Update:

And it will be my sophomore year. My dad think's I'm too young. Since when was 20 too young?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I studied for 3 years at the University of Birmingham. It is in Bourneville, a suburb of Birmingham. It's a "red brick" university, which means that it's a little over 100 years old. They have very extensive programs in all areas. Birmingham is in the Midlands so it is easy to get to other major cities in England. Birmingham airport will also get you to lots of other major cities in Europe.

    I really enjoyed my stay there. Birmingham is pretty safe and is close to Stratford on Avon, Warwick Castle, the Wedgewood factory. Birmingham has a fine selection of fine arts, dining, theater, and other attrations. The city itself is not really pretty, but Cadbury's Chocolate is on the outskirts, so life ain't all bad.

    I hope you can convince your folks. Good luck.

    http://www.bham.ac.uk/default.asp

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  • 4 years ago

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  • keny
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    1 decade ago

    as far as i know its pretty good its in the midlands so the cost of living would be less than in the south .( London etc) .From what i gather there are quite a few international students there and even the English students will come from all over England so you should find it easy to make friends I don`t know what you should tell your parents though.

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