Why did you decide to study abroad?
I decided to go abroad because I had never traveled or lived on in the Eastern Hemisphere. I felt I needed this experience to establish myself as a global citizen with a perspective past my own countries views.
How did you pay for your study abroad experience?
It was a fully funded scholarship, or otherwise I would never have studied abroad.
What is one thing you wish you would have known about studying abroad before you left?
More of the language I was going to learn.
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?
I am a white American college student with an Italian and German heritage. I was sexually harassed and touched because of my gender. I have learned more of the culture I lived in and who I was against such assaults.