Taylor T., Bachelor of Law/Creative Industries
Oxford Brookes University, England (Semester 2, 2018)
During the second semester of 2018 I went on exchange to Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. As an exchange student you are given the option to stay at Clive Booth Student Village for the duration of your exchange. This accommodation was fairly standard, with a bed, desk, storage and sink in your room and a shared bathroom and kitchen. The great thing about Clive Booth was that it was very close to campus, so you could walk out the door and be at your class in 10 minutes. It’s also the biggest accommodation option, which means a lot of opportunity to make friends.
The campus and facilities were all very modern and provided a motivating environment to get work done. The university also provided a bus pass as part of enrollment that allowed me to get into the city centre for free.
Oxford city is a beautiful and inspirational location with a lot of history and stunning architecture. One of my favorite past times was grabbing tea and scones at a local coffee shop and walking around the various buildings that make up the Oxford University campus.
Considering its close location to London, Oxford can be quite expensive. However, a majority of the population during term time are students so a lot of restaurants and bars offer student discounts that make living more affordable.
While there were so many highlights of exchange, like making UK friends that I can go back and visit and getting to travel on the weekends, one of the best parts was getting to walk in the footsteps of so many influential scholars and take in the rich history and culture of learning that Oxford is known for.