Bakdaulet Baitan is an economics major at Kenyon College and studied abroad with IFSA-Butler atQueen Mary University of London in 2019. He is an international correspondent for IFSA-Butler through the Work-To-Study Program.
It might be quite difficult to live in London and not spend thousands of pounds on food alone - the money you could otherwise spend on city exploration and travelling (trust me, I spent around 200 dollars on groceries in my first week). But it is also important to stay healthy by having a good … Continue reading Tips for eating healthy on a budget while abroad -Bak Baitan
Probably one of my biggest fears when going abroad to study in the US 3 years ago and again upon my arrival in UK was that I would not be able to stay true to my culture and values held by my people. Kazakhstan, being a country of only 17 million people, does not have … Continue reading Retaining my Kazakh identity while studying abroad – Bakdaulet Baitan
After first visiting London as a tourist five years ago, I returned this year to live and study in the city for the semester, and oh what a different experience it has been! Here are five lessons I have learned over the past four months living in London… Location: Along River Thames near Tower Bridge. … Continue reading 5 Years Apart, 5 Lessons Learned – Sierra DeAngelo
I have severe anxiety and depression and deciding to move abroad scared me more than anything in my life ever has. I was terrified of what was going to happen without immediate availability to my support system (Wow!, what a lighthearted way to start an article!). Once abroad, it took me a long time to … Continue reading How to practice self care abroad – Isabel Lohr
The prospect of studying abroad might be quite daunting especially if you are not sure that you will get support and help that you need. I am here to tell you that with a good amount of research and timely communication with IFSA staff, you should be able to avoid possible problems and get the … Continue reading 5 Things Students with Special Needs Must Know about Studying Abroad with IFSA – Bak Baitan
As an education major, I have spent a lot of my time in different schools learning different teaching styles. Coming to the UK has shown me a new and more focused style of teaching and learning. These are the 5 main differences I found and how to get used to them. Liberal arts do not … Continue reading 5 Differences Between US and UK Academic Systems – Isabel Lohr