Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Hello Sociology and History majors!! If you’re thinking about studying abroad – especially if you’re considering Latin America – then you’re in the right place! Afraid you won’t pick a program that offers you the right credits? Get ready to hear about the most AMAZING program that UC Santa Barbara – actually, the WORLD has … More Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Brent G., Spain/Italy- European Transformations (Global Studies)

When given the option of studying in two of the most beautiful and intriguing cities in the world, ¿porque no los dos? ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took two Art History classes and two language classes while abroad, one in each city. … More Brent G., Spain/Italy- European Transformations (Global Studies)

Taylor Preston, Spain/Italy, Mediterranean Politics,Food & Culture (Communication)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear about studying abroad was being away from my family and friends for such an extended period of time, but my roommates and I grew close very quickly, and I forgot about being homesick in no time. … More Taylor Preston, Spain/Italy, Mediterranean Politics,Food & Culture (Communication)

Katie Schmid, Argentina & Chile, Human Rights & Cultural Memory, Buenos Aires & Santiago (Sociology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was definitely worried about the language barrier before going abroad. I had only gotten up to Spanish 3 by the time of my departure, so I was nowhere near fluent. Once I got to South America, however, I … More Katie Schmid, Argentina & Chile, Human Rights & Cultural Memory, Buenos Aires & Santiago (Sociology)

Bin Nguyen, France & UK, Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Communication)

     1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear prior to leaving for my host countries was the inability to make any friends. I was very concerned with being unable to make connections with my fellow program mates. This fear quickly went … More Bin Nguyen, France & UK, Global Cities Urban Realities, London & Paris (Communication)

Avery Pan, European Transformation Madrid to Rome, Spain and Italy (Global Studies & Chinese Major)

Best Memory: “Having the freedom to travel not only within my location of study but to places all over Europe that I had not been to before. I tried to go to places that I knew nothing about, and learn as much as I could while I was there. I met amazing people from all over … More Avery Pan, European Transformation Madrid to Rome, Spain and Italy (Global Studies & Chinese Major)