Peer Staff

Patience Gubisch

CIS Abroad London, UK: University of Westminster

Hi! My name is Patience Gubisch, I am a senior at UMass studying History and minoring in Education and Spanish in the Honors college. In the Spring of 2022, I spent the semester at the University of Westminster in London, England! One of my favorite experiences while abroad was traveling all throughout the United Kingdom. Some of my favorite cities I visited were Bath, Canterbury, York, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Edinburgh. Traveling by train, whether the Underground in London or across the entire country, made it easy to explore such a large city and to see so much of the beautiful English countryside.

Going abroad showed me just how capable I was of handling new experiences! From traveling to five other European countries to becoming familiar with British academic standards to making lifelong friends, my semester in London gave me the opportunity to learn about myself and make unforgettable memories. I encourage everybody who is considering going abroad to imagine all the new experiences that are possible and people to meet outside of Amherst. We can help you pick the right destination and program for you! 

Ask me about: 

  • Academic planning
  • Mental and physical health abroad
  • Side travel
  • Getting around a new city
  • Navigating new friendships