Hello! My name is Samantha Ku and I am a fourth year political science major at the University of California, Irvine. During the 2016-2017 academic year, I studied abroad at the University of St Andrews in Scotland where I read international relations with an emphasis on international security.
My year at St Andrews was one of surprises. It was a formative year, academically and personally. Looking back, I can fully appreciate all of my experiences, positive or negative. I made amazing friends and experienced the quirkiest traditions within those three little streets that comprised of my home. Scotland is my favourite country in the world and being able to explore it, in all its seasons, from the crisp cold winter to the balmy (and rainy!) summer has been absolutely spectacular.
Keeping a daily photo-journal this past year as improved my photography a lot so let me take you on a little photo journey of my favourite memories of Scotland and my year abroad at the University of St Andrews. View Samantha’s photo journey.