Samantha S., UK-Scotland, University of Glasgow (English)

First gen student who had never been and had always dreamed of going to the UK/Europe and can now call it a home away from home!  ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I’m an English major so I took a lot of literature courses that … More Samantha S., UK-Scotland, University of Glasgow (English)

Eileen Chung, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Psychology & Asian American Studies)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear that didn’t end up materializing was not being embraced by the locals. Being enrolled in senior-level courses at the University meant that students in the Psychology Department already had 2-3 years to form bonds. However, I … More Eileen Chung, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Psychology & Asian American Studies)

Emily Vosen, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Film & Media Studies)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Being so far away from home without the opportunity to visit until my program ended. The things that you’re doing everyday are so new and exciting, that time flies by and you learn to appreciate the place you’re … More Emily Vosen, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Film & Media Studies)

Kendyl Cadell, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (English)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Some of my friends graduated a year early, and I was pretty bad about keeping in touch with past roommates, so I was afraid I’d be unable to find a decent housing situation for the year after my … More Kendyl Cadell, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (English)

Niloo Etemadi, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Biological Sciences)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear was not being able to adjust to living abroad and getting homesick. However, not once did I have these problems and actually never felt more at home. My host country was the hardest place to … More Niloo Etemadi, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Biological Sciences)

Morgan Parsons,UK-Scotland, University of Glasgow (Political Science)

What were you totally freaked out about before going that turned out to be no big deal? I was worried about two things; firstly I was concerned about getting used to the city or getting lost. Although Scotland is an English speaking country, most consider it to be a mix of English, Gaelic, and Highland … More Morgan Parsons,UK-Scotland, University of Glasgow (Political Science)

Sarah Mack, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Literature)

1. What were you totally freaked out about before going that turned out to be no big deal? The cold.  I’m from San Diego, going to college in Santa Barbara, my family doesn’t ski or snowboard or even go looking for cold in any sense of the word.  I had no idea how to survive a … More Sarah Mack, UK-Scotland, University of Edinburgh (Literature)