10 Questions, 1 Student: INTO University of East Anglia

INTO University of East Anglia student EricaIt’s over to INTO University of East Anglia today, for a quick Q & A with Erika, who tells us why being an international student in Norwich is simply marvellous!

Name: Chao Hui Min (Erica)
From: Malaysia
Course: International Foundation in Humanities and Law

1. Favourite place to study off campus?

I never studied off campus because INTO and UEA provides a great environment to study, like UEA library and the resource centre!

2. Best place to buy groceries?

Morrisons: it offers cheap and wide variety of items and foods.

3. Favourite new food discovered since being in the UK?

Salad with balsamic vinegar and salmon tastes great! I’ve never tried vinegar with salad in Malaysia before. It is now one of my top favourites!

4. 3 favourite things to do on a Saturday?

Cooking with friends, hanging around in the city, Skype with family and friends back in Malaysia.

5. Most used mode of transport for getting around the city?


6. Best moment since arriving at INTO?

That was my 18th birthday! One of my friends brought me to the kitchen and suddenly my close friends surprised me by singing me a birthday song with a cheesecake made by them (and that was our end of 1st term’s test, I’m thankful that they are willing to spend their time to celebrate my birthday). I will never forget this moment for the rest of my life.

7. Favourite teacher?

Jeremy Gaskell, my Law and English lecturer. He has a nice clear voice and the way he teaches is interesting. He also made the syllabus easier for my class to understand. Besides that, he is a good English teacher and my English improved a lot compared to when I was in Malaysia.

8. How many people live in your accommodation with you? How many are boys/girls? What’s the nationality mix?

I’m currently living in INTO with a roommate from my country, Malaysia. We often cook dinner together and share about interesting things that happened in our class.

9. Favourite British-ism learnt?

“Lovely”, “cheers”.

10. Describe your study abroad experience in 1 word:


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