“You don’t realise how many opportunities the world has to offer until you take a deep breath and give yourself the chance to explore.” Alanah on the University of California – Santa Barbara

Before I arrived at University of California – Santa Barbara in September 2017, the words “studying abroad” never failed to terrify me. Despite having so much time to prepare myself for the experience, the concept of living in a different country and embracing a new culture never came to me without fears and doubts. The…

“I cannot recommend San Francisco enough as a Study Abroad location.” Dan at San Francisco State University, California, USA

Considering I’ve spent seven months living, studying and exploring San Francisco, it still only feels like I recently arrived; naïve, burdened with a bulging suitcase and (initially) hopelessly lost. While San Francisco seemed then like an alien city with large roads, jostling with loud voices and an unavoidable amount of homeless people on the streets,…

Photos: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

“San Francisco combines the trappings of urban life: food, art, and music with true natural beauty. I love living in place where neighborhoods have a distinct personality.” – Stephanie Boltz American Literature with Creative Writing student James Barrett, shares some images from his year abroad at San Francisco State University. James Barrett studies American Literature…