Study Abroad Student Experiences
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!
Weather you are planning to go on exchange to Madrid, or just planning a short trip to this beautiful city, it's always good to know where to eat! In his second blog, Ben tells us exactly that!
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.
Sandboarding in Lancelin, visiting the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park and more - in his latest Study Abroad Vlog, Ben continues to explore Western Australia!
Eva continues to explore Paris and takes us on a tour of some hidden gems.
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!
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!
In her second blog, Chloe talks about the challenge of being assessed in a different educational system as well as her exciting trip to Hong Kong!
In her second Study Abroad Blog, Joanna tackles the subject of wellbeing and how to stay happy and healthy while 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!
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!).
In his second blog, we catch up with Pablo who is living his best life in Santa Cruz, California.
MEng student Isha Kulkarni takes us on a tour of the lovely University of Illinois Urbana Champaign campus.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.