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)

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)

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)

Beth I., Sweden – Lund University (Communication)

The best five months of my life. ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? While I was abroad, I took 4 classes, 2 that related to my major and 2 that did not. My major-related classes, “Intercultural Communication” and “One World, One Language” were very interesting … More Beth I., Sweden – Lund University (Communication)

Li Shen O., China – Peking University (Communication & Chinese)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? Whilst abroad I mainly took classes to complete my Chinese minor. This included a full schedule of language courses and content courses. These courses were, Advanced Written Chinese, Advanced Conversational Chinese, China & Media Matters, China Business & Society and … More Li Shen O., China – Peking University (Communication & Chinese)

Aliza N., South Africa- University of Cape Town (Political Science & Communication)

Challenging perpetual inequality in a “post-apartheid” South Africa ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took major and GE courses abroad. The student/teacher relationship was fairly similar to UCSB’s, with office hours and large class sizes. The courses I found were pretty challenging or equivalent … More Aliza N., South Africa- University of Cape Town (Political Science & Communication)

Nora K., Spain- Carlos III Univ. Madrid (Global Studies & Communication)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took a variety of classes abroad and most counted toward my major. I took a History & Journalism course & a Media Landscapes course for Communication and a Global Culture & Identity class for my Global major. I … More Nora K., Spain- Carlos III Univ. Madrid (Global Studies & Communication)

Annabel B, UK English Universities- King’s College London (Communication)

My semester in London gave me an unforgettable experience, a new found craving for travel, and the best friends I could ever ask for.  ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? The classes I took abroad were major classes: three being for Communication and one for … More Annabel B, UK English Universities- King’s College London (Communication)