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Undergraduate Student Profiles

Stephanie Jarvis 

Biology B.A.

Being enrolled in the Faculty of Biomedical Science is great. The modules I’m taking demand time, but they are engaging as well which definitely keeps my interest levels high. It’s easy to get off track because the classes are mostly lectures with little to no assessments until the final, but I am simply so engrossed in the material that I go above and beyond. Not only are the modules interesting but my biomedical faculty tutor/mentor Dr. Baldwin is an extremely helpful person. Whenever I had a problem it would get solved instantly. He always kept me cool and prevented me from panicking when I had a scheduling conflict or any other question or challenge about my classes. I love the Biomedical Science Faculty!

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Charles McDonald 

Communication B.A.

For some students, the transition from a relatively small liberal arts university to a 20,000-student public university may seem a bit overwhelming. But stepping outside of your comfort zone makes it possible for you to enjoy, quite possibly, one of the most fresh and exciting experiences of your life. Upon arrival in Newcastle you quickly learn that you are far from alone. For those situations that require a little extra assistance, whether it be academic, social, personal, or even the simplest question like, 'Where do I buy toilet paper?,' an on-site director is a shout away and always willing to help. Having that support system and general assurance makes trying new things effortless and that much more accessible.

Adrianna Caton

Adrianna Caton

Hi! My name is Adrianna Caton. I am currently a senior, double majoring in English Literature and Psychology. I could not be happier with my decision to study abroad in Newcastle for the entire academic year. During my nine months in England, I was able to travel the country and experience the various cultures that exist within Britain. From touring castles and cathedrals, to sharing a cup of tea and practicing my British accent with my flatmates, my time in England was filled with some of the best experiences of my life. 

Studying abroad for the year also allowed me to do a significant amount of travel throughout Europe. Not only was I able to see so much of our beautiful world, but I made international friendships that I will cherish forever. Regardless of whether you choose to study abroad for the year or a semester, Newcastle offers an unlimited amount of opportunities and unforgettable experiences. If you have any questions about the program or my experiences studying abroad, please do not hesitate to contact me at alcaton@loyola.edu!

Zach Samson

Nick Scutari

Hey! My name is Nick Scutari and I am a Communication major and a Marketing minor here at Loyola University Maryland. I studied abroad during the Spring semester in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Newcastle is a very unique city with rich culture, a friendly atmosphere, and enjoyable nightlife. Becoming immersed in British everyday life, attending an international university, and travelling to numerous different cities within England truly made my experience very memorable!
I was also able to travel to eight countries throughout Europe as well during my time abroad! If you have any questions or would like to hear more about my experience, feel free to contact me at nascutari@loyola.edu.

 Zach Samson

Zach Samson

Hey guys, my name is Zach Samson. I am a Global Studies major and Political Science minor. Being offered to study abroad for the year was possibly one of the best things that could have happened.  My experience abroad for the year in Newcastle was amazing.  My time abroad was full of amazing trips and amazing friends that I will never forget.  Newcastle may not be the most popular city in England but is by far one of the bests. There are plenty of things to do in the area and it is always a good time. The city has a lot to offer whether it is going to a soccer match to visiting museums to going out a night time. The people and times you have abroad will be the best experiences of your life. If you have any questions or would like to talk about anything feel free to email me at znsamson@loyola.edu.


Hillary Stalknecht

Hillary Stalknecht

Hey guys! My name is Hillary Stalknecht and I am a Biology/Psychology Interdisciplinary major here at Loyola. I had the most amazing time studying abroad junior year in Newcastle, England. Not only was I immersed in a much different academic setting than Loyola but I was also exposed to the rich and historic culture of England. Newcastle is the most perfect city to attend University in. Between the friendly locals (also known as the Geordies), the bustling downtown center, and the lively nightlife, Newcastle offers just about everything to help contribute towards the most fulfilling time abroad. Better yet, Loyola’s program at Newcastle has so many course equivalencies that I was able to stay there not just one, but two semesters without using many electives! That extra time allowed me to do a lot of international travel during breaks in the academic year and gave me a glimpse of what the world has to offer. As a full year student I feel that I was incredibly submerged into the culture of the United Kingdom and became very active at Newcastle University. I love to talk to people about my experience and would love to answer any and all questions you may have about Newcastle and studying abroad in general! Feel free to contact me at hlstalknecht@loyola.edu

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