By Lisa Scott (Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada)
It is hard to reflect on my study abroad year without spending the next few hours wishing I was still there. The whole experience was amazing!
I have used the positive experience I gained from studying abroad to encourage others to do the same, by volunteering at study abroad fairs and meetings through the Global Ambassadors programme. Studying abroad also encouraged me to socialise with students from other cultures, therefore, once I returned to Manchester I participated in the Global Friends programme throughout semester one and worked at the international students’ Orientation in September which enabled me to interact with students from all over the world.
Studying abroad gave me a real passion to gain more international experience. I am looking at graduate opportunities abroad which will hopefully take me to another part of the world which is something I wouldn’t have thought about without studying abroad.
The photo collage below shows all my favourite snaps from studying abroad!