CAS '21 Stacy Gerchick

SA: University of Edinburgh

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Ask me about...

  • Going abroad without knowing anyone in my program

  • Going abroad after only being out of the country twice prior

  • Making international and American friends abroad

My Experience Abroad:

I’m a Cognitive Science Major at Penn with a concentration in language and mind. The University of Edinburgh has arguably the best linguistics program in the world and I was fortunate enough to take a class in this department as well as participate in the Linguistics society. I found it really cool that my professors at Edinburgh were familiar with the work of the linguistics and psychology professors at Penn and even knew some of them personally. 

Other Highlights:

  • Visiting 8 countries and 10 cities in Europe

  • Hosting a Friendsgiving in my flat with the friends that I made throughout the semester

  • Going to Christmas Markets in Edinburgh, Prague, and Amsterdam

  • Going on a chocolate tour in Brussels

  • Riding a cable car to the top of a mountain in Switzerland

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