Student Testimonials: University of Manchester
Name: Allegra Ingerson
Highlight of my semester abroad:
The best part of my IBEX experience was living among the students of the University of Manchester. I loved meeting people from all over the world. Not only did I get to meet the other exchange students within the business school, but I also got to spend time with full-time students from various parts of the UK. It was hard leaving all of the people I met, but now I have the motivation to travel again and visit them!
If you go, you must...:
See a concert. Music is a huge part of the city's culture and it's super easy to find a great deal for tickets.
Interesting facts I learned about the United Kingdom and Manchester:
Manchester is a major city in the UK, but it also has a very college town feel. There are three universities in the city, so you are constantly surrounded by other students. The nightlife is amazing and there is something going on every night of the week. Fifth is a great club that has 90s night on Tuesdays with 1 pound cover. While abroad I learned that the UK is the best place for curry outside of India. Mughli was voted one of the best curry houses in the UK and definitely lives up to the title. Nando's is another huge must when you're in the UK. While I still think a slice of pizza is the best late-night snack, I embraced the late-night cheesy chip (fries) craze. There are tons of places offering them, but I definitely recommend the ones from Kebab King. Better yet order them with curry sauce or garlic mayo. These were a few of my favorites, but there is much much more to do in the city. My UK roommates definitely came in handy when I wanted advice.
What I would say to students considering participating in IBEX:
Do IBEX! I was a little nervous going into it because it seemed scarier than NYU Global, but in the end, I was glad I did it. It was such a unique experience, and I loved being able to take my business core classes while abroad. Picking IBEX was honestly one of the best decisions I made in college.