SOAS University of London

International Students

International Year Abroad Student Testimonials



Karoline Tufte Lien, University of Oslo

Study Year Abroad

Karoline Lien

SOAS is a great school to have on your resumé. There is so much to see and experience in a multicultural city like London, you might not even want to leave.


Hannah Brower, Smith College

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Hannah Brower

If you think you might pass it up because it might not be an adventure- think twice. I know I had my heart set on something exotic like India, but London has been more than I could have wanted.


Roku Foku, Vassar College

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Roku Foku

The lecturers are passionate about teaching and the students have a passion to learn.



Suzanne Jacobson, Hamilton College
Suzanne Jacobson

It’s important to remember that your time here is limited and that you should take advantage of all of the opportunities that this experience has to offer, whether it’s meeting new people, wandering the streets, visiting a museum, or travelling to new countries.

Simge Erdogan, Boğaziçi University

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HI-Simge Erdogan

SOAS is more than a university, it is a lifestyle. Every moment I spent at SOAS was a memory and every memory at SOAS was unforgettable.



Katja Utz, University of Heidelberg

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AA-Katja Utz

The UK and especially London is a great place to study. SOAS in particular offers a warm and hearty atmosphere with the opportunity to study at a renowned university and get to know people from everywhere in the world.


Kemi Oyewole, Spelman College

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Kemi Oyewole

There are numerous academic resources if you need support and even more social events. It seems every country in the world is represented in the UK, so it is a true global experience!


Alexis Berko, Wesleyan University

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Alexis Berko

What was unexpected and my favourite part about studies at SOAS is that in my classes, I could more or less choose the direction in which my studies were going

Ramy Sedhom, Siena College

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Ramy Sedhom

London is definitely an ideal place for a university student and I believe that the city prides itself on that


Jason Hill, Tufts University

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Jason Hill

SOAS has exceeded my expectations; in fact, I could not be happier with my lecturers and their courses


Michael Sinacore, Boston College

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Mike Sinacore

Living in Dinwiddy was amazing. My flatmates were all very welcoming. Because of them, I feel like I got a full British experience

Tora Toreng, University of Oslo

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Tora Toreng

I really enjoyed the language course. The teachers are amazing and give every student the attention they need.



Hristina Racheva, INALCO France

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Hristina Racheva

London is city that offers a thing to everyone. Luckily, most of these “things” are available for free or at a low price if booked in advance.

Franziska Korn

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Franziska Korn

I will remember great and long-lasting discussions, helpful and open-minded people and teachers who have time for their students.


Fiorella Cerbasio, Erasmus

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Fiorella Cerbasio

London is amazing. It is a big city, there is always something going on, always something interesting to do.

Farida Begum, Barnard College

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Farida Begum

The people are nice, the academics are inspiring, and the city is marvellous! Why would anyone not want to come?!