Laura’s Study Abroad Experience

Laura Kalmark

When did you study in Leeds as an exchange student, and what subjects?

September 2017 – January 2018, “Policy, Planning and Development” and “Public Administration in a Globalised World” at the School of Sociology and Social Policy and ”Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective” at the Business School.

What made you choose Leeds as your study abroad destination?:  

There are several reasons why I chose to go to Leeds. I wanted to study in an English-speaking country to improve my language skills. It seemed like Leeds had a great selection of modules and the School of Sociology and Social Policy had a good reputation. Furthermore, I chose Leeds because it was located in the middle of England, and therefore a good starting point for travelling around in the Yorkshire Dales, Scotland and at the West and East coast.

What was your favourite aspect of life on campus?

My favourite aspect of life on campus was how easy it was to get involved and join different student activities. I was never bored. I joined the Get Out Go Active society and the Wine society – I can highly recommend both of them.

What were your favourite places to visit in Leeds?

Leeds as a city really grows on you. There are so many nice pubs, cafés and restaurants, and it’s really nice to walk along the river –  or even better – take the water taxi. There is always many activities and good vibes on campus.

Did you visit other UK cities?

During my stay, I travelled to Scarborough, York, Manchester, Liverpool, Dublin, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Moreover, I went on a one-day trip to Lake District which is the most beautiful place I have seen in England. In the end of my stay, I travelled to Isle of Skye in Scotland, which I can highly recommend. The striking landscapes on Skye was the best way to end a great semester abroad in the UK.

by Laura Kalmark – Copenhagen University – Denmark


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