13 November 2018

An American who won a prestigious contest to study in Scotland was blown away by the sights and sounds of Edinburgh – and its tennis. Michelle Moreau was awarded a place on an MSc in International Tourism Management course after winning the Destination Edinburgh competition.

Her video love letter to the city came out top in an online public vote last year, giving her the opportunity to take up a full fees-paid scholarship to Edinburgh Napier University.

She has now graduated from the course, and reflects on the experience – and some of the unexpected highlights of her year-long stay in the country.

“Studying in Edinburgh was incredible. I was able to learn about tourism in a city that never sleeps for tourists, experience first hand events and tourism products through my course, and was able to work with others who are passionate about both the tourism industry and learning itself. However, I also spent a lot of time on the tennis courts! I joined the Meadows City Tennis Club near to my home, and was able to play as much as I wanted. 

“I volunteered to be on the committee of the club, helped them with their social media and played in leagues and tournaments. It provided me with an outlet and a friendship group, which I was very thankful for.”