Callum Kyle Copenhagen

Callum Kyle

BA International Business

It was great to meet people from all over the world, to learn about their culture and generally have a great time together.

What motivated you to study abroad?

I have always loved the idea of travel and I believed this was my opportunity to learn academically and culturally. I was interested in how different cultures learn and how they teach students, and of course to the possibility to explore a new city and new countries. 


Where did you go and why did you choose this University?

I went to Copenhagen Business School (CBS), a university that had been recommended to us. I researched the institution and found out how prestigious it is. In relation to Business Schools, it’s 6th in Europe and 10th in World* so it is very highly rated. 


What was the biggest challenge that you faced and how did you overcome this?

Going to a different country and a different school is very scary at first, but everyone I met was open and welcoming and I was able to overcome this by involving myself in everything. Taking part in extra-curricular activities such as football really helped me to meet new people and release some nervousness.


What were the most rewarding elements of your time abroad?

It was great to meet people from all over the world, to learn about their culture and generally have a great time together. I never knew Copenhagen was such a great city; you can be anywhere in 20 minutes by bicycle and there is always something going on. Festivals, food, drinking and music are just some of the things that you can enjoy.


In addition to your studies, what did you do?

I joined a Facebook group, CBS Football, and played weekly with people from the school. I went to the gym with my housemates, and even travelled to Sweden.


Would you recommend Study Abroad?

I would recommend Study Abroad to anyone and everyone! You really develop as a person. It’s the sense of exploration and the challenge that I believe is the most rewarding.


What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about Study Abroad?

GO FOR IT! It will be the best decision you make. Research everything you need to know and it will make your transition easier.


What skills do you think you have gained through your Study Abroad experience?

I believe I have improved my independent learning skills, self-confidence and social skills, especially with people I do not know. I also believe my listening and group work ability have improved the most.‌

 

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015