Hannah L., UK-England, Sussex Summer Physics (Biology)

Studying abroad has helped me learn how to embrace spontaneity and the unknown while introducing me to new cultural experiences. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took the summer physics series abroad, or the UCSB equivalent of Physics 6A, 6B, and 6C with lab. … More Hannah L., UK-England, Sussex Summer Physics (Biology)

Derek Y., New Zealand – University of Auckland (Biological Sciences)

Kia Ora! Welcome to the land of the three kiwis! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took three upper division Biology classes and Kapa Haka. Each Biology class had a lab as a part of it and they brought in multiple professors to teach … More Derek Y., New Zealand – University of Auckland (Biological Sciences)

Ana A., Netherlands – Utrecht Univ. (Biological Sciences)

Aspiring healthcare professional studying at the number one university in the Netherlands ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I was able to take my upper division biology classes abroad, which count towards my upper division units. The class sizes were smaller (25-60 students) and the … More Ana A., Netherlands – Utrecht Univ. (Biological Sciences)

Jennifer Burks, Australia, Marine Biology & Terrestrial Ecology, Univ. of Queensland (Biological Sciences)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was really worried about feeling homesick and having my support system so far away from me. When I arrived in Australia, all of the other students, program advisers, and professors were so friendly and it was so easy … More Jennifer Burks, Australia, Marine Biology & Terrestrial Ecology, Univ. of Queensland (Biological Sciences)