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)

Izaya M., Spain – Universitat de Barcelona (Global Studies & Chicanx Studies)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took three immersion courses and one course offered by the UC Study Center while abroad. My courses were somewhat challenging and intimidating as the language of instruction was in Spanish and I was surrounded by native Spanish … More Izaya M., Spain – Universitat de Barcelona (Global Studies & Chicanx Studies)

Casie B., Italy- University of Bologna (Language Culture & Society)

Studying Linguistics in Italy at the oldest university in Europe! ACADEMICS   1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took classes at the University of Bologna that counted toward both my major and General Education credits. I attended one Linguistics course during Fall of 2019 through … More Casie B., Italy- University of Bologna (Language Culture & Society)

Nadav K., Hong Kong – Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Individual Major taking Mechanical Engineering courses)

Academics I was enrolled in 4 courses when abroad (which was pretty typical of international students, but you could’ve taken 5 if you’d like). Two engineering classes for my major, and 2 environmental science courses — one was taught by a UCI professor who was so fun to learn from, and another from Australia who … More Nadav K., Hong Kong – Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Individual Major taking Mechanical Engineering courses)

Cyric N., Singapore – National Univ. of Singapore (Earth Science & Physical Geography)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took 8 classes during the full school year. They consisted of 6 major classes and 2 GEs. The courses were comparable to UCSB in difficulty but the grading scale was harder as every class was graded with a bell … More Cyric N., Singapore – National Univ. of Singapore (Earth Science & Physical Geography)

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)