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This year we are excited to launch the UCL Study Abroad Blog and Vlog. Twelve UCL students abroad will be blogging their experiences throughout the year, and nine others have been sent GoPros to show us what life is like across the world! From the United States to Hong Kong, from Germany to Australia and from Russia to Ecuador you can read and watch how these students are making the most of their study abroad. For students considering going abroad as part of their degree, this is your chance to gain a glimpse of what opportunities await you. Click on a continent below to see content specific to that region or scroll down the page to see the latest updates from our students. We will be releasing new content every week so check back regularly!

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Highs and Lows

Studying abroad isn’t always easy. In his most recent Study Abroad Blog, Pablo discusses some of the lows he has faced as well as recent highs as he continues his year abroad in California.

Exploring Western Australia

Sandboarding in Lancelin, visiting the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and more  - in his latest Study Abroad Vlog, Ben continues to explore Western Australia!

Nashville Callin'

Isha and her friend decide to take us on a spontaneous trip to Nashville! They end up driving around 6 hours, but it turned out to be one of their best trips this year! 

BRP Adventures

In an unlucky turn of events, Yasmine's BRP gets stolen whilst taking a walk in Granada. She uses this opportunity to talk about its importance and the adventure international students need to through to renew it! She also takes advantage of the situation to explore Madrid and leaves us with some beautiful shots from Retiro!

Handling Your Wellbeing Abroad

In her second Study Abroad Blog, Joanna tackles the subject of wellbeing and how to stay happy and healthy while abroad.

¿QUÉ? 6 TOP TIPS TO FIND A SUMMER INTERNSHIP ON YOUR YEAR ABROAD

Moving away from the January blues, we start thinking about the summer ahead! Have you got any plans yet? ESPS student Isabel Scavetta, gives 6 very practical tips on how to secure a summer internship including using UCL services such as Careers and UCL Alumni Networks!

Weekend Trip to Siberia

If you’re still looking for ideas on how to beat the January blues, how about a dog sledding weekend in Siberia? Expect frozen eyelashes and seeing lions on the way too (yes lions!).

The Art Of Slowing Down

In his second blog, we catch up with Pablo who is living his best life in Santa Cruz, California.

Living in Copenhagen - Daily Routine

Still in Europe, we move up to Denmark where we catch up with Lindsay, who in his second vlog talks about Copenhagen and his daily routine. Snoozing, coffee and walks to and around the Black Diamond library are on his list. 

HALLO HEIDELBERG

Our first blog this year comes from a guest blogger- Emma Farrell - who spent her first semester in Heidelberg, Germany, working as a language assistant. It is a throwback to her arrival in Heidelberg and the pleasant surprise that settling in has been easier than expected. 

On The Road (Again)

Sleeping under the stars, camel rides in the desert and swimming in the Red Sea. We catch up with Ruth from SELCS who continues to explore Jordan on her year abroad.

First Two Months in Russia

The first two moths in Russia have gone very quickly for Eleanor: a few trips outside Yaroslavl, first ice hockey game and lots of Russian food!

Travelling while Studying Abroad

At the start of her year abroad, Ji Yeon Lim challenged herself to visit 10 different countries. In her final Study Abroad vlog from 2017/18, let's see how she got on!

First days in Forli

No matter how difficult a new beginning may be, things will always work out in the end - this is what our student Tom Philips finds out in the first week of his Erasmus+ placement in Forli, Italy. 

UWA Campus Tour

In his second Study Abroad Vlog, Ben takes us on a campus tour at the University of Western Australia and discusses some of the differences between UCL and UWA!

From Bogotá to Hamburg

Moving abroad can bring a roller coaster of emotions. SELCS student Sara Cordovez tries to unpick these feelings as she is sitting in the airport lounge in her home city Bogotá, waiting to board the flight to her Erasmus+ destination, Hamburg.