Studying abroad – Student testimonials from McGill University

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.

McGill University – Canada

McConnell Ice hockey arena, McGill University
















Student: Katie  

Subject: Economics  

Katie spent a semester of her second year abroad at McGill University in Canada. Katie was sure she wanted studying abroad to be a key part of her university experience, and chose Economics at King’s in part because of the opportunities it offered in Canada, which she always knew was going to be her first choice.  


A big draw of studying abroad was to experience living in a new city and country, and McGill’s offering of the US system of schooling and campus-based nature made it a perfect place to visit. Katie took full advantage of the Canadian schooling system, and reflecting upon it, found herself grateful to have the opportunity to have one of the best experiences of her life. 


 She also took advantage of Canada’s location in her free time, taking a quick trip down to the US during McGill’s holiday season. This included going sightseeing in New York with a friend for a few days, where she went to various museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of Natural History, tried American food, and experienced New York’s way of life.