Meghan Thorne

Academic exchange | Chichester, England

3rd year Arts (Communications major)

Where did you live when you studied abroad? Off campus residence

What was the hardest thing when you arrived in England? Figuring a routine that worked for me while I was away.

What was the easiest thing when you arrived in England? Meeting new people.

What did you find different about studying in a British University? The grading system and the way they submitted their assignments was different than in Canada.

Best things about Chichester? There were lots of activities and amenities around the city for me to do on a day to day basis.

What do you find most interesting about Chichester? The ease of public transport and travel was very interesting.

Most memorable experience in England? Being able to tour the sets of the Harry Potter films in London.

Funniest thing that happened to you in Chichester? Getting my roommates to try snacks that are exclusive to Canada.

What surprised you most about England? The weather surprised me the most, I thought England would be super rainy, but it turned out to be very sunny and warm.

Food you miss the most and could not get in England? Kraft peanut butter.

What did you miss about Canada when you studied abroad? I missed being able to spend time with friends and family.

What do you like most about studying abroad? The atmosphere of the school and being able to travel to so many interesting places while I was away

How many other countries did you visit when you were studying abroad? 3: Scotland, Netherlands and France

What are your future plans, and has studying abroad made you change your future plans? Studying abroad has made me want to travel more in the future and be able to see as many different destinations as possible.

Do you have any advice to future students, who may wish to study abroad? If you think, even for a second that you want to study abroad, do it. Take advantage of every opportunity you can while you are there.

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