Michelle D., France – University of Lyon (Communication & Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes at both the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon (Sciences Po Lyon), and the majority were classes that local French students would take as opposed to international student classes. I took classes … More Michelle D., France – University of Lyon (Communication & Global Studies)

Nina M., UK-England: King’s College London (English/Religious Studies)

 ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  All of the classes I took abroad went toward my two majors, English and Religious Studies. I had less physical class time than I would typically have at UCSB, as each class met for two hours a week … More Nina M., UK-England: King’s College London (English/Religious Studies)

Jadie O., Sweden–Lund University (Biology)

ACADEMICS What classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took two upper-division classes for major credit: Immunology and Animal Behavior—both were taught in English. Lund University runs on a pseudo-quarter system: its semester is split into two periods, so I took Immunology during the first period (January to March), … More Jadie O., Sweden–Lund University (Biology)

Sabrina B., Argentina & Chile-Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology & Global Studies).

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? The classes were fairly similar to those at UCSB. In Argentina, exams were in-class midterms and finals whereas in Chile, exams were take home essays and a final presentation. Since the program is split in two, the rigor of the … More Sabrina B., Argentina & Chile-Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology & Global Studies).

Ari D., Barbados- University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (Psychology and Brain Sciences)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took a variety of classes while I was abroad including major classes! I really enjoyed the teaching style at Cave Hill, it was a much needed break the grueling pace of the quarter system and it allowed … More Ari D., Barbados- University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (Psychology and Brain Sciences)

Sienna B. Argentina & Chile: HRCM (Global Studies)

Hello! I participated in the Human Rights and Cultural Memory Program in Buenos Aires and Santiago in the Fall of 2019. I hope you are interested in studying abroad and find my blog helpful! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took program specific classes … More Sienna B. Argentina & Chile: HRCM (Global Studies)

Isabella R., Czech Republic – Central European Studies (Sociology)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? Did you take major, minor, or GE courses? How did courses compare to UCSB (e.g. level of difficulty, grading system, course structure, method of assessment, length of lectures, number of meetings per week, language of instruction)? Was the … More Isabella R., Czech Republic – Central European Studies (Sociology)

Jose B., Argentina & Chile – Human Rights & Cultural Memory (Sociology)

1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  Studying human rights in Argentina and Chile was the most important and most intimate academic experience I ever had. Not only because I was a student in a foreign country  but because the Human Rights and Cultural Memory program … More Jose B., Argentina & Chile – Human Rights & Cultural Memory (Sociology)

Kathy M., Spain- Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Communication)

Madrid: My experience in one of the most liveliest cities I have ever lived in ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? Did you take major, minor, or GE courses? How did courses compare to UCSB (e.g. level of difficulty, grading system, course structure, method of … More Kathy M., Spain- Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Communication)