My semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland!

Pilar studies within Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film and studied abroad at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, as a Turing Scheme grant recipient. Choosing to study in Geneva was, for me, a huge shot in the dark… I had never been before, knew little about its culture and customs and just … Continue reading My semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland!

“Kobe may not be Tokyo, but it definitely has its own attributes of note.”

Hi, my name is Shania and I am an LLB Global Law student from Queen Mary University of London, currently studying my final undergraduate year in Kobe University in Japan, and here to tell you everything you may need to know about living in a reality completely different from the one back in London. Kobe … Continue reading “Kobe may not be Tokyo, but it definitely has its own attributes of note.”

Mely B (What a Place to Be!)

Amelia Chisholm studies within Queen Mary's School of English and Drama. As a Turing Scheme grant recipient, Amelia is currently studying abroad at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Amongst many, my main reasons for choosing to study at the University of Melbourne were the city’s reputation for being Australia’s cultural capital, the university’s beautiful … Continue reading Mely B (What a Place to Be!)

Need to start your application to study abroad, but unsure where to start? Emma’s got you sorted…

It’s likely I won’t be the first to tell you that studying abroad takes a lot of preparation and research, and as the application deadline gets closer it can begin to feel a little daunting. But I promise the work you put in now will be so worth it! I’ve been through the process myself, … Continue reading Need to start your application to study abroad, but unsure where to start? Emma’s got you sorted…

Advice for future Queen Mary students studying abroad at UC Berkeley, or in California more generally…

By Queen Mary Geography student, and Turing Scheme grant recipient Joel Bantick. When I made my trip to UC Berkeley last August there was a rush of emotions; excitement for the new academic year ahead, sadness for being far away from home and the pressure to make new friends. While this was overwhelming at times … Continue reading Advice for future Queen Mary students studying abroad at UC Berkeley, or in California more generally…

“I found myself meeting students from every corner of the world…”

Queen Mary Politics with a Year Abroad student, and Turing Scheme grant recipient Yash Dadhwal, reflects on a year abroad spent hiking, beaching and studying, all within the hustle & bustle of Hong Kong. My life after being accepted for an exchange programme suddenly became very fast-paced and frantic. Amongst feelings of anxiousness and excitement … Continue reading “I found myself meeting students from every corner of the world…”

You might want a big city, but don’t be surprised if a small town ends up being the one for you…

Queen Mary Languages student and Turing Scheme grant recipient, Nadine Gomes Paixão reflects on how taking a break from the larger cities is great and can feel easier to connect with others. Being in a small cityBefore my semester abroad, I decided that I wanted to be in a big city, somewhere that reminded me … Continue reading You might want a big city, but don’t be surprised if a small town ends up being the one for you…