Study Abroad

"Being abroad allowed me to pursue new academic interests, particularly history and philosophy of science. As a biology major, I had exposure to learning about science and conducting scientific experiments in the lab."

Amelia Sawyers CC'19

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

"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

"Studying abroad adds a whole new layer to your personality and life experience. As you learn more about yourself abroad, you find what life goals and career paths are most appealing, are better prepared for introspective interviews, and become more marketable."

Kyle McCreight CC'18

Studying abroad allowed me to gain insights on issues that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise – through seeing things I that otherwise wouldn’t have.

Anant Krishnan Majumdar CC'20

Returning to Paris from Cannes, I was distinctly aware that I would never have another experience like this one. Truth be told, my entire time spent at Reid Hall was full of adventures as extraordinary as this one, full of people and places that changed me for the better.

Hampton Adams BC'18

Spending time in Athens, Nafplio, and the island of Syros, I was able to delve deeper into my academic passion of Art History, while also learning about other disciplines, and gaining new friendships and cultural understanding.

Owen Monroe CC'20

"If you are considering going abroad, do it. You will never regret the opportunity to call a new city home, to meet locals and learn about perspectives that are different from yours, and learn that you can be comfortable stepping outside of your comfort zone."

Izzy Friesner CC'19

" I learned more about community engagement while gathering public input on streetscape projects in the pouring rain than I have in classrooms or offices."

Aaron Smithson CC'19

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