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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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Settling in

Our second Vlog post this year takes us to Japan, where BSc Anthropology student Shosha Adie, shows us her first impressions of life in Tokyo! 

Travelling to Sydney

For his first Study Abroad Vlog, we join Robert Hilton from PPE as he makes the long journey from the UK to Australia to commence his year abroad at the University of Sydney.

Dear Japan

"Dear Japan....You have given us a once in a lifetime experience."

Summer Travels Part Two

Max continues to travel to other parts of America following his year abroad in Philadelphia. In the second of his summer travel vlogs, he visits the Midwest and Canada.

Exploring Lima

Many students continue travelling after their year abroad has finished. Following her year abroad in Ecuador, Jen does exactly that and spends some time exploring Lima in neighbouring Peru.

Saying goodbye to Zürich

Georgiana looks back on the highlights of her year abroad at ETH Zürich, focussing on the people she met, her travels, her studies and discoveries made!

Vietnam Travel Vlog

Following his year abroad in Hong Kong, Shem continues to explore South East Asia. In his latest vlog, he travels around Vietnam.

Summer Travels Part One

Following his year abroad at the University of Pennsylvania, Max explores more of America. In the first of his summer travel vlogs, he visits New Orleans, Atlanta and Nashville.

Day trip to Quilotoa

Jen takes us on a day trip to Quilotoa, the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Check out the colour of that lake!

Research in Portland

Angelos finished off his year abroad with an additional short-term opportunity which took him to Portland, Oregon to conduct research for his final year dissertation.

Lake Biwa

We catch up with Tancredi as he travels to Lake Biwa, a short journey from Kyoto.

Interning in Hong Kong

Following her studies at HKUST, Charlotte rounds off her year abroad with an internship at a design agency in Hong Kong.

Toronto in Spring

As the weather warms up, Clare and Shu En share some of their recent Toronto highlights.