Stephane Chui, Montreal, Graduate Student in Exeter
3rd January 2013
It was by chance that I stumbled upon Across the Pond while I was figuring out how to apply to the UK. With such an opportunity available to me, I applied to their organization as soon as I saw it and I must say, they were great. Through every step of the way, they have provided crucial information along with a friendly spirit.There were a lot of forms to be filled out which I never would have known if it were not for Across the Pond. I actually had the chance to meet with my advisor in my city and it was a pleasure to finally talk to her. Furthermore, to top it off, these excellent services they offer are also free! I can truly say that through the organization, you save time and money and make the application process to the UK stress-free. Thanks to them, I am now studying at the University of Exeter, one of the top universities in England and with one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen.
All in all, if you are really thinking of applying to the UK, please ask for help from Across the Pond! You will not regret it!
Cindy Schroeder, Parent of Undergraduate, Alberta
30th November 2012
Our experience with Across the Pond and our contact James Meakim was excellent. James was most helpful with the initial phase of our application. His knowledge and ability to assist us in ensuring our documents were submitted correctly and in the right order and format. His input was very valuable in meeting all the requirements of the applications. James was supportive when we needed him and his feedback was always prompt and helpful. The process was somewhat confusing for us as the acedemic differences between our University standards were initially hard to understand. James was very helpful in sorting out and assisting us in understanding what was needed for documents. Overall, we had a very positive experience with James and Across the Pond. We truly feel it made all the difference for Amanda and her admission to her University.
Ahmad Al Hendi, Toronto, Graduate Student in Cardiff
12th September 2012
I used the 'Study Across the Pond' service to help me
apply for my Journalism MA in the UK. I remember asking over and over again if
it there was a fee to pay because I couldn't believe such a great service was
free of charge. From the very start, my adviser was there to guide me. He
helped my explore program options all over the UK
. When I decided on a
few, he helped me prepare my application for each school and went through it to
make sure it was accurate. Then after receiving my offers and choosing a
school, my adviser helped with my student visa application, residence
application, and even suggested a few places to check out in the UK when I'm
there! He answers any questions I have via email within 24 hours or on skype.I
would recommend this service to anyone interested in an education in the UK. I
fly to London in less than a week to start my MA and that wouldn't have been
the case without the help of my great adviser!
Emilie Gauthier, Ottawa, Graduate Student in Scotland
12th July 2011
Across the Pond has made an incredible difference in my entire application experience. I have studied abroad once before, that time without anything like ATP, so I can honestly say that ATP's efforts make the entire process significantly easier and less stressful. They helped me improve my application with constructive feedback and they offered invaluable information - clear, concise documents that summarize everything you need to know, be it about travel, health insurance, or visa applications. Finally, and most importantly, they are incredible attentive and friendly - I always received a cheerful response within a day of sending them any questions I had. To sum up, I highly recommend the use of Across the Pond's services for anyone interested in studying in the UK - I can guarantee the process will be much easier and much more fun to navigate!
Martiniqua Moxey, Peterborough, Ontario
26th July 2011
I was first introduced to Across the Pond from an online advertisement and later saw a brochure at my University's Career Center. After applying, my life was only made easier. They helped me in finding suitable Universities, completing applications, and perfecting my personal statement. Their support and extremely efficient correspondence was the icing on the cake I needed. I have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from my time working with Across the Pond. Speaking with friends who didn't use this service, I am certain that I made the right choice.
Michael Klein, Toronto, Graduate Entry Law Student
26th July 2011
Across the Pond provides an exceptional service in personal advice and student guidance. I met my advisor from Across the Pond at a university conference in Toronto.
I liked her professional approach and her willingness to help me find the school that was best for me. She was with me every step of the way, answering my countless questions, and making sure that I was very well informed about the whole application process. Once the application process was successfully completed, my advisor gave me further information about student life in England. Studying in the UK is the most exciting endeavour. An international student needs proper guidance to be able to begin that academic journey successfully.
Across the Pond goes above and beyond expectations to guide prospective students from Canada.
Thank You Across the Pond!!!
Charlie & Linda O'Connor, Parents of Undergraduate Student
21st June 2010
Across the Pond has been wonderful to us over the past year as we explored the possibility of our son conducting his undergraduate studies in
Wales. Through the lengthy process of understanding the differences in a
UK education from a
US education, ATP was informative, supportive and responsive. Whether our concerns or questions related to the academic, social of cultural aspects of life abroad, you guys were always there with an objective, unbiased response that always kept
Bryan's long-term interest at the forefront. We are particularly grateful for the help you gave us in coordinating and facilitating our seven college visits to
England this past summer. Having ATP pave the way for us made the logistics much more manageable and the schools that much more receptive.
You have an excellent program that contributed in large part to removing our initial (considerable) anxiety and reservations about "junior" going off to school overseas.
Edmund Leece, Graduate Student, University of Essex
21st October 2010
I met Hannah from Across the Pond at my university and told her my history of studying abroad in
Ireland previously and my academic interests. Hannah then told me that she would email me some information on schools in the
UK. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the very next day I had an email with a list of potential schools. That single email helped me decide exactly where I wanted to attend this upcoming fall. I was able to find out exactly what each school had to offer through the email sent to me by Hannah, which made a difficult process much easier.
The only problem that I had was, trying to get all of my formal paperwork handed in. Being that I live and attended school in
Ohio it was hard for me to send my paperwork overseas. But with the help of my friends at Across the Pond I was able to digitally scan my documents and email them to Hannah. Hannah once again helped make this process go so much smoother.
One major quality that I like about Across the Pond is that in my final moments at my home university I was able to do all of my paperwork for graduate school and still have that precious time to spend with my friends and to work on my finals. Things can get very stressful in the final moments at one's home university and graduate school was the least of my worries. I was able to go about my daily business knowing that there was someone working to help me reach my academic goals. I believe wholeheartedly that Across the Pond is a wonderful organization. Best of all is that it is totally free.