Alumni Spotlight: Jeremy Brinling


Hi everyone! I'm Jeremy, a senior student from Miami University of Ohio in Oxford, OH. I'm an Interactive Media Studies major and an Entrepreneurship minor. I'm from Erie, Pennsylvania and I love music, comedy, traveling, and the muppets.

Why did you pick this program?

England and studying the BBC. What more could you ask for?

What do you wish someone had told you before you went abroad?

The city or country you choose to visit will change you, and that’s okay. Additionally, there’s no way to prepare for all that you’re about to experience. So, the sooner you can give into the place you're in and pursue opportunity, the better your time will be.

What is the most important thing you learned abroad?

It's very cliche, but, I learned a lot about myself. Five weeks across the ocean, disconnected from a phone, and exploring a completely new area will tell you more about yourself than you could ever imagine.

What do you tell your friends who are thinking about going abroad?

Now is the time. I don't care how old you are, where you are going, or what excuses you might be placing before yourself. Where there's a will, there is a way and surely, this will be one of the most exciting times you could ever have.

What was the hardest part about going abroad?

I'm sure that going abroad during a full school semester is a bit different but I really just had the expected worries: what will I miss out on during summer, will I have fun, will this be worthwhile?

These experiences are amazing, unforgettable, and incredibly worthwhile. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't go abroad during your time at school.

What's your favorite story to tell about your time abroad?

I traveled to Bristol, crashed a wedding, visited a local food festival, posed as prospective students to get a full campus tour of Bristol University, fed a lemur, had the best mussels of my life, watched a skate competition, saw Blackbeard's original ship...and that was all in one day.