Cassie Knoth

Overall Experience
5/5

Major
MBA, BA Chemistry, BA Biology

Hobbies
Volleyball, DZ, having fun!

Hometown
Independence

Where did you study?
London and Paris

Name of program
Bloch School

Why did you choose to study there?
I've never traveled out of North America. I thought that London would be an easy transition into traveling abroad because there wouldn't be a huge language barrier. The Paris trip was the week following, and well, who wouldn't want to go see the Eiffel Tower?!

What courses did you choose to enroll in?
We met with large companies to study International Business

How did you pay for your study abroad experience?
Scholarship and Student Loans

Did you use some sort of financial aid, scholarship or fellowship?
Yes

What was your living situation?
For both trips, we stayed in very nice hotels. They were close to the train or bus stations and had wifi.

What did you do for fun?
London--Pubs were all the rage in London, each one offers a different environment and menu. Picadilly Circus was also a fun place to walk around and shop.
Paris--The Eiffel, of course, was a great place to sit, sip a glass of wine, and people watch!

Favorite aspect of your trip?
My favorite part of the trip was the amount of free time we had to explore the city. Each afternoon or evening my friends and I had a new adventure.

Challenges you faced?
In Paris, language was a bit of an issue. I don't speak any French, so simple tasks like ordering from a menu or reading a street sign were much more challenging.

Advice or helpful tips for future students?
Pack, then take out about half of what you packed! Taking a huge suitcase up and down the subway stairs is not fun, especially when you're in a large crowd!

What is one thing (if anything) that you would change about your experience if you could do it over?
Nothing! I lucked out with beautiful weather in London (it only sprinkled on us once) and Paris.