Semester abroad @ Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA
With a student centric population, Bloomington is a very friendly town for a newcomer. The sense of freedom really made it easier to blend in and explore. From sample gates on the west to college mall on the east, the convenient and free to use bus transportation system also was a huge asset to have when visiting as an exchange student.
The academic life at the Kelley school of Business was probably the best part of the exchange program, along with the short excursions to nearby cities like Chicago and Indianapolis. The professors are really friendly and well-versed in their subjects with each of them having industry experience and personal anecdotes which are relevant to the topics being taught. The teaching style too, which I found to be quite impactful wherein on spot questions on apps like Tophat make it easier to understand complicated concepts. The Academic life although hectic wasn’t difficult or burdening to deal with.
In conclusion, the Study abroad experience was wholesome to say the least. With a new environment and different social dynamics, four months may be too little to adjust completely, however, the experience was worth it. Meeting other exchange students from different backgrounds and countries truly makes you feel exposed to a bigger world with different perspectives. The independence and academic life truly make the experience and beautiful campus of Indiana University makes it better.