International Student

Life as an International Christian Student

20 Jun 2016

1. Hi Swarup, could you tell us a little about yourself, including where and what you study, and your home country?

I am a PhD student looking at Systematic Theology at the University of Edinburgh. My thesis involves exploring an inclusive and open theology in the context...

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Welcoming International Students: Interview with Lizy Newswanger Part Two

31 Mar 2016

Do you think international students find their identity most in their experience as outsiders? What do you think are the main things that shape the identities of international students?

As a former international student, I’d say I’ve actually found my identity in Scotland...

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Welcoming International Students: Interview with Lizy Newswanger Part One

29 Mar 2016

Hi Lizy, could you tell us a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, and your current role at Wellington Church in Glasgow?

I originally came to Glasgow as a study abroad student from the United States in the spring of 2012. Scotland was a place I’d always wanted to...

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How to survive uni as an international student

21 Sep 2015

I still remember when I came to study in the UK. I was expecting most things that I saw once I got to Uni, mostly because they sent me a welcome pack, and they also had a nice video that covered all the bases. There's a few things they did not (could not?) tell me, so I'll try to fill in some...

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Connecting the Spheres: Life as a Christian International Student

23 Sep 2014

One of my all-time favourite poems is Walt Whitman’s ‘A Noiseless, Patient Spider.’ In it, the speaker compares a spider’s meticulous construction of a web to his own experience ‘[c]easelessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them … / Till the gossamer thread you...

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