Studying abroad – Student testimonials from University of North Carolina, USA

As part of our new blog series, we have compiled some testimonials from students about their experiences studying abroad and with the Global Mobility Office. The testimonials are sorted by region and cover a wide range of subjects, departments, and universities in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Oceania.


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) – USA 

Student: Sophie  

Subject: Politics 


Sophie described her study abroad experience as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. She’d always loved the idea of studying in another country, and at UNC, she took multiple classes on her particular interest in American Politics. Her courses ranged from deep-dives into American democracy’s operation to insights into different governing systems worldwide. She also found studying abroad was a great way to develop her confidence and networking skills, and she has returned to the King’s with new knowledge in the mix of fields she studied, including history, politics, and public policy.


 In her downtime, Sophie took full advantage of North Carolina’s location on the East Coast and took trips to, among other places, Washington  D.C and New Orleans, exploring everything the cities had to offer, including sights, museums, and cuisines!   


She also spent plenty of time on the beautiful campus, where she found UNC’s campus life to be incredible, and felt a real sense of community, especially during the university’s sporting events. Now, she says she wouldn’t have gone anywhere else for her study abroad, and highly recommends UNC for those who are interested in everything American.