Adam Elshimi, Summer 2014 at Korea University, Seoul

What do you study at King’s?
Mathmatics BSc

Where did your Global Summer Experience take place?
Korea University

How did you apply?
The application process was straight forward. It consisted of two main parts: 1) the application to the KCL study abroad team, which they filter down through their criteria and 2) the completion of the application with the external institution.

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Ting-Ting Hu, Summer 2014 at Hong Kong University

What do you study?

Mathematics with Management and Finance BSc

Where did you Global Summer Experience Take place?
Hong Kong University (Global Business in Asia programme)

How did you apply?
I began looking at the different Summer Programmes offered by King’s’ partner universities very early on in the year. There are so many different summer programmes on offer at fantastic universities all around the world so it took me a while to decide which one I wanted to apply for. KCL Study Abroad also held a really informative presentation on summer programmes which listed the number of exchange places available at each partner institution. I completed the King’s online summer programme application form, which asks

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Meera Ved, 2011-12, National University of Singapore

10 ways studying abroad enhanced my degree

I’m pretty sure all new Geography undergraduates will have sat through a ‘What is Geography?’ lecture at some point in their academic lives. After my semester abroad at the National University of Singapore I don’t think I would be able to sit through such a talk without screaming out ‘Studying abroad’. Taking part in a student exchange encompasses the discipline throughout.

The language of study in Singapore is English so there were no language barriers plus my grades counted as credits towards my degree so I did not elongate the time taken to complete my degree. Here are ten ways various experiences and opportunities gained through studying abroad enhanced my Geography degree. Even though Geography is awesome I do note not everyone studies it at university…some reflections highlight the advantages of studying abroad for any degree and are not Geography or language specific at all

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Sarah Marechal, 2013-14 at National University of Singapore

I reached Singapore last January for a four-month exchange programme and actually stayed there for nine very enriching months! Many thanks to both King’s and NUS for offering me this great experience!

Travelling abroad is a chance and so is studying! I think that going on a university exchange genuinely empowered me to explore different ways of learning and develop new interests. I was really lucky to meet people willing to tell me more about what they have achieved, their culture, their lives and about their passions.

Just when starting university, there are a lot of new opportunities to which you will be exposed. If I can think of two pieces of advice they would be the following. Firstly, make sure that you take what you want out of that new experience and be curious! I personally enjoyed myself as much in a classroom Continue reading “Sarah Marechal, 2013-14 at National University of Singapore”

Rebecca Marwege, 2014-15 at Hong Kong University

Almost 9 months ago I came to Hong Kong form my study abroad year. When I arrived, I could have never imagined that this year would be so filled of experiences!

As I arrived in August, the first thing I experienced was apocalyptic rain. Because Hong Kong is situated in the sub-tropic climate zone and is as an island exposed to the sea, in summer there are typhoons and rains that are so massive that people stay in their houses the whole day. This also happened to me in the first month as lectures were cancelled one day and the whole world seemed to hide in their houses.

Apart from the rain, the first most impressive experiences for me were all the lights around the city, the different language, the characters, the humidity, the heat, the noise, the roasted ducks in the windows of the restaurants and all the busy people. So many things, that at first I felt really overwhelmed, even Continue reading “Rebecca Marwege, 2014-15 at Hong Kong University”