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Great New Friends

Meayzee on the Prime Meridian
Mayzee Supak
Applied Math
United Kingdom
Term Abroad: 
Summer 2022

Q: Initially, what made you decide to study abroad? Why did you choose your program?

A: I had always wanted to travel to London and this was a great way to do it where I would make friends and get some extra credits. I chose my program because it was pretty much in the middle of London.

Q: How do you think COVID-19 uniquely impacted what you learned as a study abroad student?

A: The only thing COVID affected was that my orientation wasn't in person, otherwise, I was not affected.

Q: What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

A: I loved the night life with my friends and I also had a great time traveling outside of London, especially to Cardiff.

Q: What was your greatest challenge abroad and how did you overcome it?

A: Learning how to use the underground tube system was hard to figure out, but once you do it once or twice it becomes so much easier.

Q: How did your coursework abroad compare to your courses at UC Merced?

A: It was a lot less mainly because it was one paper at the end of the 3 week session.

Q: What did you gain from your study abroad experience?

A: I gained great new friends and some new knowledge that I didn't know before.

Q: What advice do you have for students considering study abroad?

A: 100% do it! It was so much fun and I made amazing new friends. Also don't be afraid to talk to people, almost everyone is experiencing and feeling the same thing as you.

Q: Describe a typical day abroad.

A: I would go to class in the morning, go out to a tourist spot in the afternoon/evening, and go out to a club or bar at night.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go and why?

A: Portugal