Joshua - Sciences Po Summer School: July Session

B of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Hons)
July 2019

My experience

Given the international nature of my degree I always planned to complement my studies with an overseas experience. I chose a short term program over that of a semester abroad because it allowed me to have greater flexibility in my choice of course.

How has the experience changed you?

My time at SciencesPo in Paris reaffirmed my affinity for Europe, my passion for diplomacy and my desire to continue travelling the world. To be present in such a diverse classroom were individuals could offer personal anecdotes was both humbling and inspiring. Everyone will emerge from the experience differently but all participants will have grown in more ways than one.

Favourite memory

Though there were countless memorable experiences during my time in Paris, watching the Bastille Day fireworks show at the Eiffel Tower whilst drinking French wine with true Parisians was truly a night to remember.

Top tips

Make sure that you plan the sights you would like to see and the experiences you would like to have so that you can hit the ground running when you arrive. Summer in Europe is amazing but it definitely flies by. Say yes to everything and don't have any regrets!