Studying Abroad in London was definitely the best decision I’ve made in my entire life. I took two incredibly interesting Biology courses, (Cell & Molecular Bio and Ethology), which were both taught by amazing professors who were actively performing research in their field. The course work was refreshingly self-directed, and they offered fascinating weekly seminars with guest lecturers presenting new developments in cutting-edge studies.
Now, it is true that they didn’t offer Math or Chemistry courses in London, so I have a little catching up to do; but I think the benefit of having Study Abroad experience in my C.V. will far outweigh any negatives when I finally apply to Medical School.
I really think that the time I spent away from home allowed me to look inward and discover what I really want for myself, instead of just listening to everybody else’s suggestions. I was able to concentrate more on my ultimate goals for the future, rather than feeling stuck in an endless cycle of coursework. I came back to Hawaii feeling rejuvenated, and now I’m more focused and motivated than ever before. Studying abroad has helped me grow in so many ways, I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t. I highly recommend to anyone who’s even half-considering it, just go to an info session; it’s more feasible than you might think!
Study Abroad link: http://www.studyabroad.org/
Natalia, SSS Student