I'm currently in London as a part of Northeastern University's NUin program. Though I feel 3 months is too less a time for such an amazing city like London, I'm enjoying every bit of it. This program offers a perfect balance of academic and college life and what I love about it the most is that I get to see London in a way that I've never seen before and I may not be able to ever again. As a part of my theatre course, I've had the opportunity to see over 15 shows in London which is honestly any theatre-lovers dream come true. I've also visited places throughout the UK like Glasgow, Belfast, Brighton and Bath which I may not have ever made the effort to travel all the way from India so I'm very glad that I made this decision to do a study abroad program. Overall, London has been fantastic and I can't wait to continue my college journey at Northeastern in Boston this Spring.
Ananya Lunkad (Class of '18)
33 Indian Universities were on the OGC campus, talking to parents and students from OIS and other area schools on Oct 25th, 2018!
Raffles Education Network, NIIT University (NU), Annapurna international school of film and media, Anant National University, Ashoka University,Shiv Nadar University, Istitutomarangoni Universal Business School, Raffles Design International (Mumbai), O.P Jindal Global University, Amity University, The Prahlad Kakar School of Branding and Entreprenurship, Gurukul School of Design, Azim Premji University, Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Broward College, Krea University, Bennett University, Russell Square International College, Indian School of Business and Finance, University of London & LSE affiliate center India, Ecole Intuit.lab, BML Munjal University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Indian School of Hospitality, Ecole hoteliere Dice hospitality school of Hospitality & Culinary arts, SVKM's Institute of International Studies (Kingston University and University of Canberra), Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Flame University,Ajeenkya Dy Patil University Pune, Pearl Academy, Ahmedabad University
My experience at IUB (Indiana University Bloomington) is really good, there is a really large and beautiful campus and being a DA to Kelley has variety of benefits. I also really like the business program and I know the first few weeks itself has developed my skills a lot.
Vinamra Hirawat (Class of '18)
Life in Philadelphia is much more fun than previously though, there are so many things just to do in the city that everyday I’ve been trying something new. Theater courses, Restaurant week, random hang out spots. I have to say Drexel is different than most colleges. There are no tail gates and football games, no frat parties, no insane workload, you want all that you cross a street and go to UPenn’s campus. You are left to do whatever you want. Living is a dorm is terrible but that's also the reason I’m out everyday. Everyone here cares about co-op, you are judged where you work. At any given time about half the students here are off campus working somewhere so when I return for my spring quarter I’ll be seeing the other 50% of upperclassmen. Also Philly is COLD. It’s just fall and I’m already wearing a down jacket.
Darsh Gandhi (Class of '18)
The Nu.in programme is great, its taught me so much and I get to travel around Europe and see so many new places and cultures that I haven't before. I feel like its the perfect fit for someone like me who loves to travel. I've also made some amazing friends who I really get along with and I don't regret my decision at all, of choosing Northeastern over Warwick. I feel like 3 months is too short for London, I wish I had more time here but at the same time, I'm really looking forward to Boston and Northeastern as well.
The courses here are also really interesting, we have classes like British Life and Cultures which is compulsory for this programme as its all about learning about culture and traditions. The staff here also let me switch around my classes after course registration which was really great as I got to go to the classes and get a sense of it as well.
All in all, its been great, I love it here.
Jhanvi Somaya (Class of '18)
My name is Sneha Chandrasekaran and I’m currently a student of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. The first week of university was all fun because we had an orientation week. It’s the best time to mingle and make new friends because you may not get quality time later to bond with your peers.
University life is very different from the pampering you get back at school and I miss that a lot. But it’s part of the adulting process and it’s amazing how I’ve learnt so much about myself in such a short span of time. It’s just been a month, and although it’s been extremely stressful, university life has been incredible in so many ways! Can’t wait to experience what’s in store for the next 4 years to come!
Sneha Chandrasekaran (Class of '18)
The words "University Life" itself generates various emotions. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. However, soon you will realise that you have made the right decision for your future. A university is a gate which allows you to enter the real independent world.
I am currently studying in the University of Warwick, UK - a beautiful place consisting of a diverse community. Here, the beauty of nature and the numerous opportunities offered are more than what one can ask for. The opportunities ranges from participating in societies, competitions, sports, and many more. There are more than 250+ societies that offer diversity at such a large scale allows you to develop your personality.
Last, I would like to request everyone out there, who is thinking about the university, to not stress out and remember that you will make the right decision for yourself.
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Archit Modi (Class of '18)
University isn’t a pool you can slowly dip your feet into. It’s an ocean of opportunity that you have to dive into if you want to really gain the best experiences. While that may sound terrifying, at the University of Oxford, that metaphor holds it’s weight. I barely had one night to cry for the childhood I was leaving behind, and the new future I was embracing, before freshers week came around and with it a packed schedule that saved me from my own depressing thoughts. Leaving home is never an easy feat, but the great community at St. Catherine’s college helped me cope with those feelings. From JCR chats and activities to constant visits to the bank, you can always find someone who’ll walk the long distance to Cornmarket street with you.
Oxfordshire itself is such a lively and beautiful town, filled with quiet parks and loud streets (particularly Cornmarket street). I’ve gone out for a walk at odd hours to simply get out of my own head. The skyline holds a contrast of archaic architecture and glass facades, each building a sight to see. Like it’s skyline, the university itself is made up of a variety of people and I’ve enjoyed the different conversations I’ve had with all of them. The Oxford student isn’t of a particular type; we’re all dynamic creatures with our own quirks and flaws and the best way to experience that, is by studying here! While my mind is wrought with worries and concerns, I'm also excited to see where my university journey leads.
Arunima Shrikhande (Class of '18)
I am at Georgia Tech and the campus helps having an amazing balance between academic and social life. There are various opportunities students get on campus from sports to beautiful outdoor study lounges to organizations that make a difference in the community. The campus being in the heart of a city like Atlanta, makes the student life very lively and enjoyable. Overall, I would very strongly recommend students to check GATech out as an option for their undergraduate school.
Rushabh Varia (Class of '18)