King’s was one of the few schools where I could actually study alongside other students in the university, rather than with other Americans in a program for study abroad students. I wanted challenging academics at a well-renowned school, with an international student body which would expose me to new ideas and cultures.
Coming into study abroad I thought I’d mostly be participating in traditional British activities like watching football games in pubs.
I picked my King’s modules to give me a more international, interdisciplinary perspective than my American-centered classes at Bowdoin. Memory in Modern Spanish Culture looked at the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries through different forms of art.
Coming to King’s knowing no one was initially intimidating, but ultimately forced me out of my comfort zone and gave me the most rewarding experience possible. In the first days I explored London on my own. I’ve always spent time by myself, but doing so in a huge city surrounded by people felt very …