More about Jessica
Jessica took part in the International Exchange Programme with our partner University in Canada
"I wanted to take a year abroad as soon as I found out that it was a possibility for me on my course. I thought that it would be a great opportunity to learn both in my educational field, but also as a person in learning about different cultures."
"I think that getting to study abroad widened my opportunities course wise, I got the opportunity to study courses that are not offered at NTU as well as covering the core subjects that I would have studied in second year. I also made some amazing friends from all around the world as part of the International Programme."
"Initially it was difficult to settle in as you are a very long way from home. The main problem I found was that I didn't have a bank account to use, a local phone or any homeware items that can help you settle in faster."
"I enjoyed the entire experience, from my first solo plane journey, meeting the amazing people that I lived and studied with, my first lectures and labs to getting my first results, but mostly the opportunities to travel throughout the year and spend time with the people that I met."
"My time abroad has already boosted my career prospects helping me to obtain a placement with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service for the academic year 2015/16. But in the long run I hope that it will help me to stand out when applying to jobs once I have graduated."
"If you're not afraid of being a long way from home, even if you are, I would recommend taking every opportunity you can. Not only does it make your CV stand out from the crowd, but the experience as a whole makes you so much more confident and the people you meet are amazing!"
"Don't be scared to take every possible opportunity that you can! Make as many friends and experience life as much as possible, but don't forget to study hard too!"