Jackie S., Brazil–PUC Rio Global Studies and Portuguese Minor

Before coming to Rio, I used to always joke around with my friends, that if past lives existed, I was most definitely Brazilian in my past life. Nothing else could explain the connection I felt to Brazilian culture when listening to Bossa Nova or Samba. After I returned from Brazil, I found out that this was … More Jackie S., Brazil–PUC Rio Global Studies and Portuguese Minor

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)

Sabrina B., Argentina & Chile-Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology & Global Studies).

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? The classes were fairly similar to those at UCSB. In Argentina, exams were in-class midterms and finals whereas in Chile, exams were take home essays and a final presentation. Since the program is split in two, the rigor of the … More Sabrina B., Argentina & Chile-Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology & Global Studies).

Sienna B. Argentina & Chile: HRCM (Global Studies)

Hello! I participated in the Human Rights and Cultural Memory Program in Buenos Aires and Santiago in the Fall of 2019. I hope you are interested in studying abroad and find my blog helpful! ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took program specific classes … More Sienna B. Argentina & Chile: HRCM (Global Studies)

Izaya M., Spain – Universitat de Barcelona (Global Studies & Chicanx Studies)

ACADEMICS  1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took three immersion courses and one course offered by the UC Study Center while abroad. My courses were somewhat challenging and intimidating as the language of instruction was in Spanish and I was surrounded by native Spanish … More Izaya M., Spain – Universitat de Barcelona (Global Studies & Chicanx Studies)

Jenna M., Japan- Global Studies, Japan (Economics/Global Studies)

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? My program was specifically centered around global studies, so most of the classes I took were related to international relations, economics, and contemporary Japanese culture/society. I was able to take major courses for both my Economics and Global Studies … More Jenna M., Japan- Global Studies, Japan (Economics/Global Studies)

Deana C. Italy- Made In Italy, UC ACCENT Center Florence (Global Studies)

Academics 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  The UC Accent Center offers a language track and an areas studies track (a track to complete certain GEs or specific major courses). As a Global Studies major, I needed to complete my language requirement. I had already … More Deana C. Italy- Made In Italy, UC ACCENT Center Florence (Global Studies)

Marie A, Denmark – Univ. of Copenhagen (Global Studies)

You will grow and your world will expand infinitely abroad. 1.What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? To be honest, I didn’t really have any fears before I left–my problem was not anticipation of the problems, but the problems I realized I had when I faced … More Marie A, Denmark – Univ. of Copenhagen (Global Studies)