When people asked me about my plans to study abroad and I would tell them that I was going to Australia, their responses were usually the same. They all asked me ‘why?’. ‘Why Australia?’, ‘Don’t you study history?’, ‘Isn’t that a waste of time?’. Continue reading “Why Should History Students Study Abroad in Australia? – Sophie Roland”
A semester of study abroad at King’s College London was an easy choice for me. The stories shared by my brother about studying in London, coupled with the testimonials by my friends about King’s College London in particular had me sold. Thus when I was presented with the opportunity to have my exchange at KCL, I immediately said yes and have no regrets about it.
I decided to study abroad in a large city like London because I wanted to learn to be independent. And in many ways, I definitely did: I explored on my own, I cooked for myself (not very successfully or frequently, but it happened!), and I got acclimated to a new place without my usual and familiar support system beside me.
The residence hall I was assigned to is located at Stanford street, which is right in the Waterloo campus, as well as Southbank. This residence is, perhaps the most convenient one, as it is only minutes away from one of the most major train stations in London, Waterloo station.
Studying abroad at King’s College London is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. When researching places that I wanted to study abroad, I had a list of criteria to keep in mind, and King’s checked all of those boxes. I wanted to be in a big city that I could endlessly explore, and King’s location in central London gave me incredible access to amazing landmarks, neighborhoods, and experiences. I loved being in the heart of the one of the greatest cities in the world, and I loved the way that King’s interacted with the city around it.