Ulster University Go Global Student Stories
BSc Hons Geography
Studying Geography made this decision easy for me. I wanted to explore another country and experience a different way of life. Montanta State was my perfect match. An outdoor environment, next to the coast, mountains everywhere and great views.A The highlight for me was experiencing the academic differences between studying in the US compared to home.
Montana State University
Full year – arrived August 16th, classes Aug 26th.
Academic – teaching style different than home, extra credit, feels like high school because of homework.
Different college life, everyone is positive compared to back home.
Personal – I got a girlfriend in Montana!
Staying until August and back to Belfast.
Liked – positivity about homework, schoolwork, willingness to learn, back home no one wants to learn, hiking
Dislike – fraternities, bad reputation, college police weapon storage in dorm room.
Keeping in touch with family (7 hours ahead) getting homework school done and doing blog and explore. Keeping everything in check. No time to call family, once or twice every 2/3 weeks.
So different – wide and spread out, different buildings with certain subjects, read hall, instead of Ulster which is smaller.
Yes – easy.
LA, Canada, Banff and Calgary and glaciers, Wyoming and Montana, Yellowstone national park, North/South Dakota.
If you go to USA, save money! Pay for books, $300-400 per semester for books, course fees for trips per class.
Enjoy, don’t stay in your room and it’s different than home!
Yellowstone Hiking in the Bridger mountain range
Glacier national park
The beer – breweries in Montana in Boseman – you must be 21!