Daryl, Sociology and English graduate reflects on his semester spent at one of our partner Universities, Loyola University, USA.

For my study abroad experience I travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana for a semester at Loyola University, a Jesuit university. At first I was only interested in studying in either Canada or continental Europe but my love of Southern Literature and Jazz got the best better of me. On top of that I did want to go somewhere that would be very different from England, and the Deep South seemed different enough to fit the bill. I met some wonderful people during my studies. The Americans I met were friendly, intelligent, creative and very aspirational. Most were members of sororities or fraternities (more of a commitment than you may think). They’d have several jobs, find time to do recreational activities and submit work by their deadlines! 

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