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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!

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Taking Time Out: Wellbeing

In her latest Vlog, Shu discusses wellbeing and her tips on how to look after yourself while studying abroad.

Snow White

In his latest vlog, Tancredi goes on a short and snowy adventure to Sapporo & Otaru!

What I wish I Knew

Max interviews other students to find out what life is like at the University of Pennsylvania and what they wish they had known before they started at Penn.

Visiting Washington

Clare and Shu En make the most of the travel opportunities associated with studying abroad and take a trip to Washington! Catch up on their latest Study Abroad Vlog here.

ETH Zürich Reflections

Georgiana reflects on her first term in Switzerland; her courses at ETH Zürich and the surroundings that offer so much.

Sport in Barcelona

Ji Yeon talks sport in Barcelona and realises a dream to visit the Nou Camp.

USFQ Campus Tour

In the glorious sunshine of Quito, Jennifer takes us on a tour of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito campus and gives a summary of the facilities available.

Ji Yeon Lim Reflections

Ji Yeon shares some of her experiences of life as an exchange student at Universitad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona!

New York City Teenage Angst

Over the winter break, Angelos explored New York as well as his interest in photography. Read on to hear how he is expanding his skill set and broadening the scope of his academic studies while abroad.

Eastern Europe = Best Europe

From Uber rides to train journeys, Brian continues to meet interesting characters as he navigates his year abroad in Moscow.

December in Ecuador

In her second vlog, Jennifer discusses Christmas and New Year traditions in Ecuador!

Hong Kong Reflections

Charlotte looks back on her first term abroad and reflects on her time at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and in Hong Kong so far.

Winter Break Travels

Max uses the winter break to see more of America. Join him for his third vlog as he explores Philadelphia, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Houston!

A Kyoto Story Chapter 3

Following on from his second vlog which dealt with feelings of loneliness, Tancredi's third instalment documents the arrival of his girlfriend to celebrate the new year and explore other parts of Japan.