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Published: Monday, 27 Jun 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

As they left they told us to keep our horizons open and cease opportunities. That is what studying abroad is really about: broadening horizons, going to places you might never have gone to, doing things you might never have done, and at last meeting people and creating friendships across cultures. The world is a big place and this program allowed me to explore it in a way that was culturally enriching and educationally stimulating.



Published: Monday, 27 Jun 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

! I chose to go to China because I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone more than ever before. I wanted to gain perspective and learn about the amazing history and promising future of China.



Published: Monday, 27 Jun 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

! First, the hands on, up close and personal experience gives you a totally different perspective of the industry than you would get by looking at pictures on a slide. Seeing so much of the industry in person really gives you a clearer view of it. For me, this program really solidified my previous view that I love the industry from a veterinary medicine standpoint, but other aspects of it are better for me to watch than participate in.



Published: Monday, 27 Jun 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

I felt like an actual scientist and did exactly what someone who is researching out on the Masai Mara, or any reserve, would do. It was an incredible experience to put my knowledge and experience to use and create an interesting research project and then also present my findings to others. I can't wait to apply everything I learned on my study abroad to my future career, and my life.



Published: Wednesday, 01 Jun 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Significantly, the report found that the Gilman program participants saw themselves as different from the "typical" study abroad student, primarily as a result of their lower socioeconomic status. Close to half -- 44 percent -- of survey respondents reported being the first in their family to attend college.



Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Strike up conversations with people your age and ask them about what it's like living in their home country. Also, sharing Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat handles can help you break the ice, giving you funny tweets, photos, and videos to laugh over.



Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

The BBDO network recognized some key benefits college students get through studying abroad, from appreciating and learning about different cultures to pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones, and decided to apply a similar model with its BBDO Energy Exchange program, which kicks off this summer.



Published: Monday, 16 May 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

There is no way to capture all that I have learned on this study abroad program, no way to measure the critical thinking skills and expansion of my view of the world and my place in it. I do know that I will be taking these skills with me beyond graduation and implementing them in both my professional and personal life.



Published: Friday, 13 May 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

. To learn and develop foreign language skills in the culture from where it comes is such a singular opportunity and I loved every minute of it.



Published: Monday, 02 May 2016
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

What really set this study abroad apart from others and from studying on campus or just traveling in general was our participation with the local schools in San Ignacio. There I was able to shadow a social studies class at the local High School and view how the educational system and students were different.

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