Studying abroad – Student testimonials from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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 Sao Paulo – Brazil (Faculty of Medicine) 









Student: Jessica

Subject: Medicine


Jessica, a Medicine student at KCL, had a unique opportunity to visit and study with the University of Sao Paulo’s medical department and hospital for two weeks as part of her degree.  


This offered her great opportunities to learn about and expand on her passion about women’s health through, among other experiences, clinical placements, medical theatre visits, lectures, and seminars. She was also able to take part in health economics lectures, which she found really interesting and let her draw comparisons between medical care in the UK and Brazil. She also found the series gave her great opportunities to network and collaborate on research projects.  


By the end, her time definitely made her passionate about women’s health on a global scale, and Jessica found the entire experience a fantastic way to explore her interests and had much to consider for her future career. A particular highlight for her was getting to see her first neurosurgery ever, and she found the entire experience an outstanding way to learn about medicine on an international scale.