Study Abroad

My fears were replaced with pure excitement and anticipation of all that I would then see and do over the next six months.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19
"In Athens, I formed connections with professors and researchers who have helped shape my applications to research fellowships and edit my graduate school research proposal. I was also able to present at a student research conference and have my work published."
Alyssa Mendez CC'18

"Studying abroad introduced me to an educational system that remains influenced by Soviet theories of education. There was a heavier focus on knowledge rather than analytical skills. The differences between Russian and USA academics made me more aware of my studying strengths and weaknesses."

Seth Farkas CC'18

It’s not just in America where the strongest ties that bind are formed by our values.

Jaxon Williams-Bellamy CC'21

"Beyond the language component, the classes I took through BCGS exposed me to topics and intellectual discussions that fascinate and engage me to this day."

Christopher D. Clark, Vassar '18

"Coming from a minority perspective forced me to see things in a different light and take a critical look at my own assumptions, thought processes and fundamental beliefs."

Gloria Tso 'CC19

"My day-to-day experience was vibrant. I would share each breakfast and dinner chatting with my host mom about politics, the city, and new art installations at museums—she was my biggest resource in terms of connecting to the culture."

Natalie Davis-Porada CC'19

Study abroad provided me with the mechanism to not only enrich my language learning experience, and my understanding of the world, but also to rediscover some of the hidden beauty in everyday life.

William Scott GS'20

By being immersed in a new culture, I was forced to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I discovered that I belong in a global community. By studying abroad, I strengthened my communication skills and have begun building a network.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19

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