When you return
After your (successful) completion of studies abroad, you are now part of a large and ever-expanding group of law students (soon to be law graduates) who have benefitted academically, personally and socially. It is now time to help spread the message of ‘study abroad’ to others, and to give wise counsel and guidance to those who wish to follow in your footsteps. On your return, you will be nominated as a Glasgow mentor for a maximum of one or more visiting law exchange students to Glasgow during your final year, with the aim (should they require it) of you helping them to settle in to life and study at Glasgow. You will also be expected to attend the annual School of Law Study Abroad evening in October after your return in order to answer any queries from first and second year LLB students about study abroad. You have agreed (unless you have opted-out) that your University of Glasgow e-mail address will be made available by the School of Law on request to any LLB students who in the future are seeking practical information about a specific foreign institution/destination. Remember, the success of Glasgow’s ‘study abroad’ programme is dependent to a large degree on student collaboration.
This cooperation also may involve inviting you to assist with certain events (such as talking to first year students, helping with a weekend trip for incoming students, or serving as DLP students on the International Committee as graduate assistants). It also involves giving feedback to us for quality assurance and enhancement. We need to know how to improve our service to you – and we may want to pass on general concerns to our partner institutions directly, or raise the matter at a meeting of ERASMUS coordinators (these meetings take place annually).
Remember, too, if you have studied abroad in a foreign language, you have an opportunity to enhance your language skills once a week at the weekly (and informal) evening language sessions (Stammtisch; Moulin à paroles; Encuentros).
Welcome home! You now have a wide range of new friends from across the globe, renewed confidence in your academic abilities, insights into foreign law and the culture of another society, and an enhanced cv which will be of increased interest to employers.