City University’s great location and reputation as a school of excellence brought me here
Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?
I love the international aspect. As a study abroad student here for only a term, it was welcoming to interact with students of many cultures. City's great location and reputation as a school of excellence also brought me here.
What has been your favourite module and why?
My favorite module would have to be SG 2042 - Gender, Crime, and Justice. It is not a module I would normally take at my home school, so it is interesting to learn about a new subject. Each lecture is so eye-opening, and there are some great debates and discussions in class.
What has been a highlight of your course so far?
A highlight has been meeting so many new people and learning so much just from them. I realise that here everyone is so passionate about their selected course, and that passion shines through every time they ask a question or contribute to a class discussion.
What did you gain from completing a year abroad? Why did you go and how did you find the process of arranging it?
London has always been a dream of mine, and I especially wanted to enroll at a UK university rather than travel and study with people only from my home school. I’ve been able to immerse myself in the culture of London and the British university experience. After doing extensive research about universities in London (location, opportunities, reputation, etc.), City University seemed like the best fit for me. I applied through a third-party non-profit in the USA which handled a great deal of planning for me.
What has been your biggest challenge whilst studying at City?
The biggest challenge has to be the adjustment to the British learning system. I am used to a much more hands-on approach where there is not nearly as much independent reading and learning.
If you could give one piece of advice to a prospective City Sociology student, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to speak up during lecture if you do not understand or need clarification. Also don’t be afraid to talk to your peers as they might be able to explain things to you as well.
What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I plan to work at an advertising/media agency back in the USA where I hope to be involved in the media planning and buying processes.