Erica Yee

Hello! I’m a SEAS senior, majoring in Materials Science & Engineering. In Spring 2015, I spent the semester at University College London, which was my first adventure east of the Atlantic. At UCL, I took courses in Earth Sciences, History, and Art History and played on the university club ultimate Frisbee team, both of which allowed me to fully soak-in UK life, from tournaments in industrial Manchester, to field-work trips at the white cliffs of Dorset, to trainings at beautiful Regent’s Park in central London. While balancing schoolwork and finances, study abroad also provided the perfect opportunity to explore Europe: the rich histories of cities such as Amsterdam, Paris, and Florence never ceased to amaze me. Still, being able to call London “home” for an entire semester—walking past Buckingham Palace every day, chatting over tea and biscuits with my flatmates, and riding scarlet double-decker buses to university—was truly a life-changing experience. If you have any questions about UCL, London, or studying abroad as an engineer, feel free to contact me!