Broadening your mind at university: Maximillian’s journey

Studying abroad is an incredible journey.

From experiencing a new culture to exploring new places and meeting like-minded people from all over the world, becoming an international student is a sure-fire way to broaden your horizons.

Read on to discover how studying at INTO City, University of London led Maximillian, from Italy, to progress to university by enriching his studies and preparing him for his degree in International Political Economy.

Maximillian (second in from the left) and his friends at their graduation

Why did you choose to study abroad at INTO City, University of London?

I chose to study abroad to obtain more exposure to global issues the world faces today. I believe, in order to face these issues in a highly globalised world, I need a place that would offer me a global education.

INTO City exposed me to several people and cultures from around the world, whilst addressing the most pressing issues that the world faces today.

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What is your favourite thing about being a student in London?

My favourite thing is the feeling of becoming part of such a global and diverse city. INTO City, University of London has the advantage of being located in the City of London, which is also one of the financial centres of the world.

This has allowed me to explore the city and realise that London is a unique breathing organism of cultures, people and things to do – which, to this day, I cannot get tired of.

What have you found challenging?

The most challenging aspect of studying abroad is the adjustment period.

London is home to approximately 8 million people and that can be challenging and daunting at times.

However, through the various activities organised by INTO City, University of London, I was able to get myself more comfortable with the city and its rhythms.

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Who had an impact on your learning experience?

All the staff members were very helpful, specifically in situations of struggle in adapting to the environment of London.

However, I should say that from an academic point of view, I greatly thank the help received from Ramesh and AJ.

They gave me the necessary economic and business knowledge to face my degree in the best possible way.

Maximillian and his friends at their graduation ceremony

How did INTO prepare you for university study?

During my time at INTO City, University of London I was a student of Business and Economics with Society and Culture. This course has allowed me to tackle the most pressing issues of society from an academic perspective.

Most importantly, throughout my time at INTO, I was lucky enough to be supported by a highly dedicated and prepared team of professors who were always there to help. The environment can be challenging at times.

However, INTO has several extra courses that provide extra support for aspects such as language, and Residential Assistants who have helped me face several challenges. I still make good use of the advice I received about essay writing!

City College Building in London

What advice would you give to a student who is thinking of studying in London?

I would encourage every student not to be afraid of asking for help when needed. INTO City, University of London has developed a very solid system that is aimed at helping students to succeed.

I am currently undertaking my Master’s degree in Science, which would not have been possible without the help of INTO.

INTO prepared me with the best possible mindset for university life, so believe me when I say that they know how you feel, and that they are there for you to help you succeed!

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Jun Cai

Hi, my name is Jun and I’m the Marketing Coordinator at INTO City, University of London. I originally come from China and I have lived in the UK in the last 17 years. I believe in the transforming power of education, and I enjoy witnessing our students succeed. In my spare time, I like watching movies, reading and baking.

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