Hailey Riffe

Aberystwyth University Postgraduate Award, Aberystwyth University - International Relations

I am a recent graduate of Queens University of Charlotte where I majored in Communications with a minor in International Relations. I have been asked countless times why a Communications student would want to delve into the world of international politics; my answer is simple. Politics affects every aspect of our lives and affects us on a personal and global scale. It bridges objective fact and subjective speculation that poses challenges which have been pestering humanity since the conception of government. I figured it best to obtain a degree outside of my native country. When learning about Fulbright I thought there would be no better opportunity than to immerse myself completely within a culture so very different than my own. I used to think that the United States and the United Kingdom were similar, given that both countries speak English and that the United States was a former colony of the UK. For all our commonalities, there are even more things that make each place unique. I am honoured to have the opportunity to complete my master’s program at Aberystwyth University and look forward to all the memories and friends I am sure to make along the way!