Student Comments


Miami is an incredible place to go for a year. I have so many memories and have made so many friends from around the world. It is well worth the costs and will greatly expand your views on America, helping you immensely when you come back to Leicester to finish your studies.
Will Creagh-Barry (University of Miami)
I look back on my year at LSU with great fondness. Make sure to throw yourself into university life – it really does pay to get involved with people. Make friends with Americans as well as the international crowd and you will get the most of your time away. Good luck with your year abroad and I hope you have as much fun as I did.
Chris Ackerley (Louisiana State University)
In Miami there were a large number of courses that facilitated my needs. All the expectations I had were not only met but were exceeded. I truly believe the year abroad was something that cannot be matched: I made a lot of friends, experienced a whole new culture, and grew independently as a person.
Alana Parker (University of Miami)
My expectations were definitely fulfilled by the year abroad. I met some amazing people who I hope to stay in contact with forever. I travelled to New York, Washington DC and San Francisco which was easier and cheaper than travelling from England and I studied subjects I have not been able to before and from a different perspective. I believe the year abroad is an integral part of the degree.
Hannah Parish (Illinois State University)
I shared an apartment with another Leicester student - we went together and were already good friends.  History courses in Arizona were really interesting.  I took one on Arizona specifically and a number on Native Americans, which really helped to broaden my understanding of the South West and my dissertation topic on the Hopis.

Lucy Jefferson (Arizona State University)

My year in Buffalo was amazing, I met so many people, and made so many friends I'm still in contact with. The University was incredibly helpful and welcoming to foreign students. Halls were small but lively, full of both international students and American students. The literature courses were fascinating - the tutor really reached out and made sure that international students were involved and understood all aspects of the class.
Sarah Haskins (State University of New York at Buffalo)
I absolutely loved the year abroad.  Sharing a room with an American student had its ups and downs, but encouraged a deeper understanding of U.S. culture.  I majored in Criminal Justice Studies - an eye-opener!  We had field trips to prisons and work experience with the police - an opportunity to study a fascinating aspect of American life.
Nikki Woodard (Old Dominion, Virginia)
Living conditions at Kent State were excellent, despite having to share a room.  Courses on offer were wider in range than at Leicester, and I especially enjoyed those relating to popular culture.  Overall, it was a highly beneficial, rewarding experience that I would recommend to everyone.
Rob Foster (Kent State, Ohio)

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