I have always loved traveling and experiencing different cultures, but finding the time and money to travel is never easy. When I started with my Masters degree in civil engineering, a semester exchange seemed like the perfect opportunity to fully immerse myself in another culture while still being able to spend enough time on my research. And when the opportunity presented itself I fully grabbed it with both hands.
It is a unique experience considering a study abroad programme as a queer individual. Current global political trends can make it tricky to navigate where exactly it is safe and comfortable for queer students to study, however ‘never fear little queer’ because there are plenty of ways to find the place just for you.