International Studies & Programs

Student Stories


Karmen Jackson in Africa

Published: Monday, 04 Apr 2011
Author: Joe Valeen
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Madagascar is as different from the United States of America as taking a classroom course is from a study abroad program. The emotions, enthusiasm, and overall experience abroad is incomparable.


Norma in Mexico

Published: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011
Author: Ha-Jin Kim
Department: Office for Education Abroad

What I liked about my experience in Merida was that I didn’t want to leave. I felt at home, because the people were welcoming.


Christy in Mexico

Published: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011
Author: Ha-Jin Kim
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Bonding with these kids was an experience I will never forget. Since I do not speak very much Spanish I found several ways to interact with them, such as playing tag, braiding their hair and sharing dance moves.


Timothy in Mexico

Published: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011
Author: Ha-Jin Kim
Department: Office for Education Abroad

I was in a cultural landmark of Mexico and encountering all of it was something that I will never find in the United States as well as an experience I will never forget.


Icee in Mexico

Published: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011
Author: Ha-Jin Kim
Department: Office for Education Abroad

The students were very loving and open with us. We danced together, drew pictures, played games and just talked to one another.


Keli in Mexico

Published: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011
Author: Ha-Jin Kim
Department: Office for Education Abroad

My interactions with this amazing family have inspired me to improve my Spanish, so at the least, I can keep in touch with them through e-mail.

Published: Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011
Author:
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Studying in other countries has often seemed a privilege reserved for undergraduates--not busy, focused, and frequently overextended graduate students. But times are changing, experts say. "To be a competent professional and to be competitive today, you need international experience," says Peggy Blumenthal

Published: Tuesday, 02 Mar 2010
Author:
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Traveling is enjoyable for me, and I've likely traveled a little more than most people. I really love it, despite slight anxiety while on the airplane, and will jump at any chance to globetrot.