Elsa Marie Bernauer, Summer 2017 Participant
I learned that this program helps create bonds between students and faculty, but it also encourages you to learn more about yourself. In the short amount of time that we were abroad, I discovered new things about myself that I only would have found by traveling abroad.
Summer 2018 Participant
I learned that although the UK is an English speaking country, there are quite a few cultural differences that you'd never understand until you went there. If there are that many misunderstandings between countries that share a common language and origin, imagine the struggles between two very different nations. We could all stand to do a lot less talking and a lot more listening when it comes to conflict.
Summer 2017 Participant
Be wary of seagulls. But in all seriousness, don't be afraid to go outside your comfort zone while traveling abroad. Try haggis, climb Arthur's Seat, or even go to the Globe Theatre and watch Twelfth Night where it was originally shown. These are the once in a lifetime opportunities, and you don't want to miss it simply because it's more comfortable to relax in your room watching netflix.