Jennifer Moy

Jennifer Moy

Go Overseas Writer

Member for

5 years

Bitten by the travel bug in 2009, Jennifer wants to continue traveling the world and hopes to become involved in international education. She spent a semester studying in Barcelona, Spain before backpacking throughout Europe. She maintains her own travel blog while also working with Students Gone Global, a new blogging community where student travelers can share their experiences. Find her on Google+.

Travel Experience
15+ Countries
Reviews

Something bad...

7/10

I was excited about my time at Shiz but was sorely disappointed. From corrupt city officials and headmistresses, to being placed with a roommate I couldn't stand (nothing like unadulterated loathing to ruin the experience!), and dull academics - I would carefully consider before deciding to study here! The social scene was a blast, especially The Ozdust Ballroom and being close to the Emerald City, but it wasn't enough to make up for everything else.

Where the magic happens

9/10

I'm so lucky to have been able to study in my dream location: Hogwarts! A lot of the castle had to be rebuilt but it's looking better than ever. People were friendly to exchange students and it was easy to make friends. There's still a strong rivalry between houses, but it's all in the name of fun - unless we're talking about Quidditch, of course (go Gryffindor!) ;) Don't be fooled by anyone who says studying abroad is easy - academics were quite the challenge here, especially my potions classes. I learned a lot of magic that could be useful in daily life -- too bad there's no magic allowed outside of school if you're underage.

Rydell Forever

7/10

I went with the year-long program, and while academics were only okay, the extracurriculars and social scene were a lot of fun. There are a lot of sports to play and ways to get involved and meet people, which can be hard for an exchange student (stay away from those Pink Ladies). Rydell has a lot of school spirit, which was a nice change from my home school. The local ice cream parlor has pretty much the best milkshakes EVER, and if you don't have plans on a Friday night, head to the drive-in movie theater. If you're at Rydell in the spring, definitely do not miss the end-of-year graduation carnival which was the best event of the year.

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