Degree: MA Intercultural Communication with International Business
Surrey was one of only 3 UK universities which offered my specific MA programme in intercultural communication and business. This mix of theory and practical application was important for me to find and my one-year degree here was actually more affordable than staying in the US, thanks also to a generous departmental bursary.
The campus seemed very modern and technologically advanced. I would definitely say the University has a wide range of facilities and support if you just know the right place to go or the right person to ask. With that being said, the new SPLASH Centre in the library is an awesome, interactive learning space where small groups of students can work and learn together outside the classroom.
My course was perhaps a bit different from what many expected when applying. The course is quite theoretical and perhaps less practical. I really enjoyed my professors who were true scholars in the field. I also enjoyed the diversity of course content which we covered.
I made it a priority from the start to get involved in a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities, so I found it quite easy to meet people and make new friends. I joined the Mountain Walking Society, Christian Friends International and I also participated in the DAVE Skills Development Scheme and the SCEPTRE Cultural Academy. This was a fantastic opportunity to really engage with the diverse multicultural environment on campus. So far, I've had a great opportunity to meet lots of new people and gain skills useful for the future.