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My International Roehampton Experience

by Milly Queiroz de Araujo
17 October 2014

Milly Queiroz de Araujo

Studying at the University of Roehampton was a whole new experience for me.

I’m originally from Brazil and moved to London in January, as part of an exchange programme, to study Biomedical Sciences here.

Milly by Froebel Fountain

The move was a daunting prospect - I was going to a completely different country with no friends or family. But, from the moment I arrived I felt really welcome and part of something good. Every day was a new experience for me, from sharing a house with other students on campus (which is something that doesn’t happen in Brazil) to hearing different languages in the kitchen and seeing food that I never knew existed!

Every day I have the opportunity to talk and exchange cultures and experiences with people from all over the world. I also got to know a group of Brazilians that belong to the same programme and it is fair to say that we all became one big family.

Milly in the sports team

Living on campus has been amazing and the proximity to everything has encouraged me to be more engaged with activities. I’m currently taking dance classes, going to the gym, being a cheerleader and I’m part of the First Aid Society. With some organisation, it is totally possible to manage all of it alongside my Biomedical Science course. I can’t imagine how much I’ll miss Roehampton when my exchange programme comes to an end. Honestly, if you’re an international student and coming to Roehampton you don’t need to worry because no matter where you are from, you will find a new home here.

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