4th Year, Berea College, Kentucky, USA

Rutendo Mwaramba

My semester at Heriot-Watt University in the Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics Department far exceeded my expectations and I could not have asked for a more thrilling academic experience in the historic Edinburgh!

From inspirational interactions with world-renowned faculty and with brilliant fellow students, I learned just as much outside the classroom as I did during lectures. Departmental career development sessions certainly contributed to my personal growth and enhanced my view of what the world has to offer for the budding professional like myself.

I could not have asked for a more thrilling academic experience in the historic Edinburgh!

On the social front, I was able to have a good slice of the endless cultural immersion opportunities that Edinburgh has to offer: exploring the ancient castles, strolling the beautiful Lothian countryside, and nights out in the student-centric old and new town. My weekend itineraries never fell short of exciting possibilities and I honestly did not stay long enough to visit all the wonderful places!

It was a great semester abroad experience and, if I could, I would definitely do it again.