I have an amazing opportunity to travel abroad and continue my graduate studies (completely funded ) for 6months-1year at the following universities: United Kingdom University of Essex (Colchester) Keele University (Keele) Leicester University (Leicester) Oxford Brookes University (Oxford) Australia Macquarie University (Sydney) Edith Cowan University (Perth) Deakin University (Victoria) This is not something I planned to do, and it has just fallen into my lap. I've always wanted to study somewhere else, and the way I figure is that it's now or never. How are these schools? What are the towns that they are in like? Does anyone here on the forums attend at one and have any input? I've been busy reading about all of them but its just so much information to take in, and I'd like some real-life input!