Why did you decide to study abroad?
I believe studying abroad provides opportunities that just aren't possible staying at home. The chance to learn from other cultures and apply classroom theory in real world situation is something i felt would enhance my undergraduate career.
Tell us about the program you went on
I went to Copenhagen, Denmark with a program called Danish Institute for Study Abroad. For the summer, each class/session is 3 weeks, 3 credits. Housing is included in their comprehensive tuition fee, as well as for a one-week study tour in Europe and several field visits for class.
How did you pay for your study abroad experience?
What is one thing you wish you would have known about studying abroad before you left?
Did you experience any discrimination abroad because of your race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or a physical disability? If so, what did you learn from the experience?
How has studying abroad benefited you, personally and academically?
What was the most memorable moment of studying abroad?
I really enjoyed being able to go to one of the many wonderful public spaces/parks in Copenhagen with my friends after class and enjoying the nice summer weather.
How was the entertainment and nightlife?
Excellent, but it can get expensive depending on what you want to do.
In what way do you feel your experience abroad has prepared you for your future career? (Think both tangible things like language acquisition and intangible like learning to work with people who are very different from you)
My time abroad has helped me be more open-minded and receptive to other cultures and perspectives.
Would you recommend the program you went on, if so why??
Yes, and yes!
What advice do you have for students thinking about study abroad?
Look into scholarships as much as possible with enough time to work on applications. But studying abroad is a great experience, and I highly recommend it! Keep an open mind and try new things.