Alex S., Italy- UC Accent Center Florence (Environmental Studies)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took a variety of courses while abroad in Florence. I learned about the cultural history of the region through art, architecture and political history. I also took courses of environmental policy for the city and how Italian … More Alex S., Italy- UC Accent Center Florence (Environmental Studies)

Jackie A., Ireland – Irish Parliament Internship (Political Science)

Academics and Internship I applied to the Irish Parliament Internship, where I would be working for a member of Parliament 2.5 days a week and studying the rest (with Fridays off!). The first week we were in classes, we had the chance to talk to the program director to influence the member he would assign … More Jackie A., Ireland – Irish Parliament Internship (Political Science)

Aubrey C., Ireland – Irish Universities, Univ. College Cork (Environmental Studies)

Ireland has been such a life-changing experience filled with the kindest people I’ve ever met, fascinating fairy folklore, and the best beer I’ve ever drank! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? A lot of the classes I took were required courses for my major which … More Aubrey C., Ireland – Irish Universities, Univ. College Cork (Environmental Studies)

Georgia DP, Norway – University of Oslo (Environmental Studies)

The beauty of Scandinavia ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I was taking classes in English the Faculty of Social Science at the University offered, with other exchange students and Norwegian students. They were quite similar to UCSB in that they had lectures and discussion … More Georgia DP, Norway – University of Oslo (Environmental Studies)

Tatum S., Chile- University of Chile (Environmental Studies)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took an UD Environmental Studies course (conservacion y biodiversidad), a UD Spanish course (teoria de la novela), a GE course (historia del arte). I tried to ensure that the courses I took would transfer over and count … More Tatum S., Chile- University of Chile (Environmental Studies)

Amber G., France – Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris (Environmental Studies & Psychology)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? While I was abroad, I took GE courses. I took 2 French language courses and a culture course. My 2 language courses were Monday through Thursday, 3 hours a day. I enjoyed taking the language courses in Paris … More Amber G., France – Language & Culture (Intensive Track), UC Center Paris (Environmental Studies & Psychology)

Paige Atkinson, Ireland, Irish Parliament Internship (Environmental Studies)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?  My biggest fear was not fitting in with my host country and standing out as a tourist or someone who doesn’t belong. While the first few days were a little crazy, I soon acclimated to my area and began … More Paige Atkinson, Ireland, Irish Parliament Internship (Environmental Studies)

Izzy Pennington, Australian Univesities-University of Queensland (Environmental Studies)

  What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?  One of my biggest fears before arriving in Australia was getting extremely homesick. I had never traveled by myself before to a different country, so I was scared that I would miss my family and friends so much … More Izzy Pennington, Australian Univesities-University of Queensland (Environmental Studies)

Sophia von Hunnius, France/ Sciences Po, Paris (Environmental Studies)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear about going abroad was the possibility of spending too much money and/or having to take out more loans. Nevertheless, I ended up spending less money than I had budgeted for myself to spend, and I … More Sophia von Hunnius, France/ Sciences Po, Paris (Environmental Studies)