Jenna M.- LGBTQIA in Japan

Name: Jenna M.Pronouns: She/Her/Hers City, Country: Yokohama, Japan Program: Fall 2019, Global Studies, Japan (Meiji Gakuin University)  Did you consider your LGBTQ+ identity when deciding where to travel? How did you choose your country and/or program?  Yes, but it wasn’t the most important thing to me in my decision of where to study abroad. For me personally the most important thing in … More Jenna M.- LGBTQIA in Japan

Nathalie B., China – Chinese in Beijing (English)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I decided to study abroad in China to supplement my Chinese minor, and the classes that I took at Peking University were language courses. Compared to UCSB, the semester system was harder to keep track of in terms of figuring … More Nathalie B., China – Chinese in Beijing (English)

Jenna M., Japan- Global Studies, Japan (Economics/Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? My program was specifically centered around global studies, so most of the classes I took were related to international relations, economics, and contemporary Japanese culture/society. I was able to take major courses for both my Economics and Global Studies … More Jenna M., Japan- Global Studies, Japan (Economics/Global Studies)

Miya H., France – University of Bordeaux (Communication)

ACADEMICS  What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  While studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University, I took beginning French classes which ultimately led me to add a minor in French. Since I was not fluent in French at the time, the rest of my courses were upper division … More Miya H., France – University of Bordeaux (Communication)

Zachery S., Thailand – Thammasat University (Sociology)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took 3 courses in a faculty (department) called S.P.D. which stands for Social Policy and Development as well as a Thai language course which was in the faculty of Thai Studies. These courses were similar topics to … More Zachery S., Thailand – Thammasat University (Sociology)

Beth I., Sweden – Lund University (Communication)

The best five months of my life. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? While I was abroad, I took 4 classes, 2 that related to my major and 2 that did not. My major-related classes, “Intercultural Communication” and “One World, One Language” were very interesting … More Beth I., Sweden – Lund University (Communication)

Ashley D., UK – English Universities King’s College London (Political Science)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took only upper-division political science classes while I was abroad. I attended King’s College London and the academic rigor was somewhat more challenging than the classes I have taken at UCSB. The layout of the classes were similar- … More Ashley D., UK – English Universities King’s College London (Political Science)

Anqi Y. – UK-England Summer in Cambridge & Hong Kong University of Hong Kong

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? During my 6 weeks in Cambridge I  took two courses that were related to my major and one business course. The major courses were more project based rather than lecture based. Since the class size were much smaller than UCSB’s, … More Anqi Y. – UK-England Summer in Cambridge & Hong Kong University of Hong Kong

Alyssa S. | Australia – University of Sydney (Art and Philosophy)

Exploring art and culture in the Land Down Under! ACADEMICS How would you describe your host institution? USyd is a huge institution, with an enrollment of almost 60,000 students, but it never really felt crowded due to its huge campus and satellite campus across Sydney. It’s quite close and about 20-30 minutes from the Central … More Alyssa S. | Australia – University of Sydney (Art and Philosophy)