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Diana Hernandez


Every class I'm taking I feel like Iā€™m learning something that's going to help me with my future.

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"Born in Mexico, I moved to California and I'm currently studying for an undergraduate degree at San Jose State University. My major is International Business and as part of my course I've had the opportunity to come and study here at NTU for six months.

"I chose to come and study in the UK specifically because of the University. I was exploring universities across the world and when I came across NTU I knew it was the place for me. The website and YouTube channel showed a really cool, traditional campus with loads of modern facilities and a diverse group of students from all over the world. Now I'm here I know I made the right choice.

"Nottingham city is amazing, its small by US standards but there's always so much going on and the student community is massive. The shopping, nightlife and restaurants here are awesome, everything is in a walkable distance and I feel so safe here. Also I've never drank so much tea in my life – people even have 'tea parties'!

"The structures for classes are different here to the States. Instead of just solid classes, your study is split between lectures of 200 – 300 people and followed by seminars of just ten classmates and your professor. I like this way of teaching, it means you get plenty of one-on-one time with your professor and can have lots of discussions with your classmates to get ideas and see things from their perspective.

"During my time here I've taken modules in International Business, Marketing and Digital Entrepreneurship. I'm enjoying the marketing module especially, we're working with brands that we recognise and it is so interesting. Every class I'm taking I feel like I'm learning something that's going to help me with my future.

"While my time here is short I feel like I'm learning a lot about British culture as well as getting experience in working and studying internationally. I would really recommend anyone coming to study here if you have the opportunity, I'm expanding my horizons and meeting new people from all over the world. My advice would be to get involved with campus life as much as you can and take every opportunity that comes your way. Also, bring a coat and a travel adaptor!"

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