Meet Jamie from British Columbia, Canada…

Jamie SpeirsProfileLandscape…by Jamie / from British Columbia / went to Esquimalt High School / now studying Graduate LLB (UG) / Class of 2018

Your Time at Edinburgh

Why did you choose to study abroad in Edinburgh?
I travelled to Edinburgh in 2015 and fell in love with the city. I love the history of Edinburgh and the wonderful people that live here. I find the beauty of Scotland so inspiring.

What do you enjoy the most about your degree programme?
I love the professors, the new friends that I’ve made, and the interesting content of the law courses I’m taking.

What opportunities did you take advantage of at Edinburgh?
Studying at law school, running half marathons, road tripping to the highlands, starting a business.

Final Thoughts

What words of encouragement would you have for students from your home state or province thinking about applying to Edinburgh?
Take the leap. You will never regret the decision to study abroad. The people you will meet will be those that you stay in contact with for your entire life. Studying in Edinburgh brings so many amazing opportunities – not just academically but also personally.

How would you describe Edinburgh in three words?
Beautiful, historic, enchanting.

What are you hoping to do after graduation?
I am hoping to travel after graduation, then settle down in Scotland and start working on my dream career – whatever that may be.

If you would like to get in touch with Jamie or another one of our North American students to find out more about what it’s like studying in Edinburgh, get in touch with Tessa and Shannon via email, and they will connect you!

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