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London Study Abroad

London Study Abroad

This summer, USF students had the opportunity to take behavioral health classes at the University College London in London, England. Drs. Paul Stiles and Kyaien Conner, both of MHLP, taught courses for USF students while in London with curriculum tailored to the study abroad experience. Students and professors lived on the University College London campus in the heart of London.

"We do our best to spend as little time in the classroom as possible," said Conner, who chose excursions in place of traditional class meetings whenever possible. Connor and Stiles' students enjoyed trips to places like the Freud Museum, a production of Mousetrap, and Brixton Prison, all of which were tied into the subject matter of their courses.

"This program taught me more than I could imagine. I finally learned a sense of direction from taking the tube everywhere and walking anywhere I needed to go," said Hannah Pastore, a student on the trip. "I learned what it was like to be independent and that I could survive and thrive away from my home and family."