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Josh Li

Hi Everyone! I'm Josh from Canada and I'm on exchange here at Exeter for my third year in Mechanical Engineering. As someone who took the leap across the ocean to flip life 'upside down' (or rather 'rightside left' based on driving habits around here) I want to encourage all you guys to do the same. Exeter has become my home and I'm forever grateful for every little detail in this new life. I look forward to writing about all of it and am happy to respond to any questions!

A Week in Exeter

It all started with this picture, which I took on Sunday afternoon. The University of Exeter Student’s Instagram account, and I was going to have it for an entire week!

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Hey guys! I'm Josh and I'm an exchange student from Canada, loving the warm weather here and how easy it was to get involved with all kinds of activities/clubs on campus. This week I'll show you some of those activities from my point of view with some videos of what's going on! Tomorrow: Ultimate Frisbee!! #ExeterAdventures

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It was just like any other week at Exeter, wasn’t it? I have training every Monday with the Exeter Ultimate Frisbee team, URIEL. I got involved with URIEL from day one since it was an Exeter exchange student I met back home who told me all about this school and this club. He introduced me to the captains and although I had plenty of playing experience the British Ultimate scene still surprised me. It’s so windy, and wet, all the time.

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   February 27th, 2018    Lectures and Seminars, Life in the South West, Life on Campus, Miscellaneous, Studying, Undergraduate, Year Abroad


Why I came to Exeter on Exchange, without Instagram

Convincing someone who loves to travel to leave the country is relatively trivial. Those who have already hit the road generally have a hunger for exploration, a desire to see the world and/or present it on their Instagram accounts.

I’m not really a pictures person.

I do love new experiences and looked forward to being a part of british culture, a place that’s always on time and incredibly polite. As much as adventure calls, embarking on this exchange was still expensive and time consuming. I couldn’t justify it as just an opportunity to see something new and share images; I justified it as an opportunity to slow down time. (more…)

   January 24th, 2018    Life on Campus, Preparing for University, Year Abroad


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