On exchange in the USA
It’s been on my mind since my first
open day at uni. I wanted a big, typical American University. With the dorms, you walk down the hallway and everyone’s got their doors open. What better way to see a country then to actually get to live
here for six months. Everything you think about America, amplify it, and that’s what you’ve got. You’re overwhelmed by how big it is The campus has 39,000 students. It has so many facilities. You’ve got the basketball courts the gym is massive go for ice cream because they make their own ice cream here. North Carlina State has a really good study abroad program. When they put you into dorms they pair you with an American. You get to live with someone who’s local and know’s their way around and knows lots of people. Something that America really offers is such a range of subjects which means there’s so many classes which results in smaller class sizes. For me, doing political science, America’s obviously so important in the
international arena so I wanted American-based subjects. They don’t really have both lectures and tutorials here they more just have the one class. I really come over here for college sports and it hasn’t disappointed. The football here has been just amazing. It’s just such a unique experience. There’s nowhere else in the world where everyone feels so strongly
about their community. I joined a dance crew on campus. Three times a week I’m in the gym
dancing the night away. You can go a week without going off campus and you don’t even think about it because there’s so much so much to do. America itself has so much opportunity that you really can’t go wrong. The experiences have just been incredible and it’s something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.