King's College London, United Kingdom
Country of origin: Lithuania
Study course: Bachelor in Neuroscience
Why did you decide to study abroad?
I happened to leave my home country for my last two years of high school to do the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Italy, which was my first incentive to mix things up. The opportunity to go to the UK presented itself before the last year of school and I decided to go ahead with my applications. Studying abroad seemed to be the best option for my own career later on, alongside the possibilities to meet new people from different cultures and expand my own horizons.
What made you decide on this university?King’s College London presents great opportunities in education with a wide variety of courses to choose from. Not only that, the university has proved its place as one of the top 25 universities in the world. Apart from the academics KCL offers great diversity in terms of gender and race and is an all in all-inclusive space for otherwise marginalised people, e.g. LGBTQ+ people or people with disabilities.
How is your experience of studying abroad?
So far my experience has been great. I’m in my first year, meaning most of my time is spent trying to get used to the style of teaching and to the university life in general. I have already met some people and can freely say that the experience of studying abroad is definitely worth it- it pays off within the first couple of months and everything from then on is plain sailing.
Why do you think others should not miss out on studying at your university
While the studying experience is definitely great and the education at this university is impeccable, I would still say that the best part about KCL is the people. Wherever you come from you will be able to find yourself a safe space to be yourself and people who will stick around. The community at KCL is absolutely indescribable and nobody should miss out on the opportunity to be a part of that.