When I first came to Swansea University it was as an international exchange student but I was so impressed with the quality of the teaching and the facilities on offer that I wanted to stay. 

When I arrived here it was February and it was cold and raining, and I knew nothing about the city. On my second day, I went to see my tutor and had my first volleyball training session in the evening. I saw how nice people were to me, how dynamic the university was in general and I felt very welcome. I got used to the lectures, the new activities and m new friends. I loved living on my own and doing so many new little things every day. Although the weekly coursework took some time, it was not hard to keep up with it if I did a little bit every day.

My Personal Tutor and Overseas Students Coordinator Professor Gert Aarts was so supportive and after a lot of hard work managed to arrange for me to transfer to Swansea University, a decision I have never regretted. 

Having studied in two different universities made me experience the hard work that my degree required in two different ways and lifestyles, and I am extremely grateful for the amazing opportunity I was given. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is willing to get out of their comfort zone and take this kind of challenging adventure.

I am going to complement my Physics degree with a master’s degree in Barcelona. I can honestly say that it was the high quality of teaching provided by the Physics Department that enabled me to achieve a level of degree that was beyond my wildest dreams. Although I will be returning to Spain, I do not regret swapping the beaches of Barcelona for the beautiful beaches of Swansea Bay.