Danilo’s Memories of Leeds

Danilo RibeiroWhen did you study in Leeds as an exchange/study abroad student, and what subject/s?

I studied in the School of Education in 2010.

What made you choose Leeds as your study abroad destination?

The quality of study, the best student union in the UK and the cosmopolitan atmosphere.

What was your favourite module as a study abroad student?

TESOL: Theory and Practice.

What was your favourite aspect of life on campus?

The richness of study and leisure resources.

Danilo Ribeiro 2What was your favourite place on campus?

The Brotherton Library.

What were your favourite tourist attractions or places to visit in Leeds and Yorkshire?

Kirkstall Abbey – Such a peaceful place!

Did you take part in any university-run trips or excursions?

Yes, I went on trips to Stonehenge, Bath and Bristol.

What are you doing now, and how do you think your study abroad experience prepared you for further study/your career?

I am currently working in the civil service as an Admin Assistant for the energy supplier of my state. I was working in my area (English teaching) since last semester for a State school to secondary students. Since my study abroad experience in Leeds I have been trying to get an international MA scholarship to pursue an academic career, but so far I haven’t been successful. But the experience in Leeds helped me a lot as teacher and professional. It also helped me build a better understanding about the British culture and the language.

Anything else to add?

Leeds has been so far, the best abroad experience of my life.

By Danilo Ribeiro – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – Brazil

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