Samantha Montgomery, University of East Anglia
Double majoring in both Psychology and Film Studies, Samantha spent a year abroad at the University of East Anglia in the UK.
“I learned so much during my year abroad in England, not just about the world but about myself too. It was incredible experience that let me travel to so many places, meet incredible people and have memories I will remember forever. At the University of East Anglia I was also able to take a diverse range of psychology courses that allowed me to broaden my interests in the field. One course I took had a new topic every week ranging from eating disorders to astrology. It was pretty great and really allowed me to figure out my peak interests within psychology! For anyone studied in the UK, trains are your best friend. Get a railcard, you won’t regret it, and with it you will be able to travel practically anywhere in the UK for quite cheap. I remember when I arrived in September, I couldn’t imagine how much the following ten months would mean to me but they helped me so much in many ways. Remember to enjoy every moment…you have no idea how quickly it will fly by!”
Riana Ang-Canning, University of Amsterdam
A Psychology major, Riana was able to experience travel, personal growth and fun – all while expanding her Psychology degree at the University of Amsterdam.
“My exchange to the University of Amsterdam resulted in immense academic and personal growth, as well as a longing for physical growth as the Dutch are the tallest people in the world! Height aside, my exchange experience greatly impacted my UBC career. I was able to take diverse courses, both inside and out of the Psychology department, and connect with peers from around the world over common coursework and experiences. Personally, I was able to travel around Europe, make new friends, discover new passions and create a life for myself in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Exchange is all about accepting opportunities and embracing experiences that will affect you long after your term abroad is over. I couldn’t recommend the Go Global exchange program enough!”
Read Riana’s Blog Post Go Global: Studying Psychology Abroad
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