Brynn Doyle in London


I spent my Junior year abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science. While I love having an interdisciplinary major in Philosophy, Politics, and Law, interdisciplinary focusses are more rare in the UK, and I was afraid I would be behind. However, I found no issues adjusting and felt at home at LSE. As someone who wants to go into international public interest law, it was fascinating to learn about the law and politics of the UK while being in the country itself. I took a course on the European Union amidst Brexit, which allowed me to understand how the EU works as well as why Brexit was so important. While taking comparative politics courses abroad was an amazing experience, so were my philosophy courses. It was fascinating applying political philosophy to other governmental systems while still getting to bring my perspective as an American to discussions.

Having a full year abroad was amazing, since it allowed me to fully immerse myself at LSE and in London as well as giving me ample time to study and travel. I traveled around Europe, like visiting Berlin to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Berlin wall falling and saw Dracula’s castle in Romania. I think there is no better way to learn about the politics, cultures, and histories of other countries than being there yourself. My experiences traveling confirmed this for me.  I miss my time at LSE everyday and cannot recommend it enough. Studying abroad solidified my passion for pursuing international law and was an amazing time of growth for me as a person.