Fall 2016 Participant
I felt the most rewarded by overcoming the stress of trying to thrive in a brand new country/culture and coming out on top. I found a good balance between work and play and gained a sense of independence I wouldn't have dreamed of having before I left.
Shealon E Calkins, Spring 2017 Participant
I found the relationships you establish while abroad to be the most rewarding aspect. I have formed relationships with people from all over the world, people I am determined to remain in contact with as they have impacted my life in ways that I could never explain. In addition, this network has allowed me to understand other cultures, furthering my cultural competence while also encouraging me to travel and explore in order to see them again.
Heather Marie Pieczynski, Fall 2016 Participant
I learned to research the university in advance to see exactly what it has to offer. Get involved with clubs and activities.
My best advice is to plan out exactly what you want to gain from the experience, and go from there. You can't do it all. So if you want to travel, plan ahead. If you are someone like me who is there to study and enjoy the local scene, then go in with an open mind. You can only get out of it what you take in.