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Why Study Abroad

Hear from the experts... our returned study abroad students!Katie Carpenter in Rome


"Studying abroad impacted my life more than I ever thought possible. I am more independent, more confident, more aware, more capable, and more understanding."
Mary "Katie" Carpenter, The Rome Center, Spring 2011


Tyler Ritch in Geneva

"Coming back from Geneva, I have a new appreciation for many cultures, languages, and people from around the world. I experienced an interconnected world and loved it. I was friends with guys from Saudi Arabia, flirted with a Russian girl, was invited over for authentic Swiss Fondue by a Swiss friend, reminisced with American friends, and found shared interests with a couple of students from Bulgaria. It was truly amazing!"
Tyler Ritch, Geneva, Fall 2010

Erin Glim in Australia



"In Australia I made lifelong friendships. I got close to so many people while I was there. And even though it was difficult saying goodbye, I know that when I begin my world travels after I graduate, not only will I be able to see them again, I will have a personal tour guide on each continent.
Australia made me feel independent, free, and put me out of my comfort zone. Every new day was a new experience. There was no planning or worrying, just good times with good friends. I now know that I can take on the world, and I can't wait to tackle it head-on. I fell in love with Australia and I can't wait until the day I get to go back."
Erin Glim, Australia, Spring 2011

Patrick Hitchins in Belgium


"My life has been completely changed forever. I miss the friends I made in Belgium so much, but I know that we will be friends for a very long time and that we will benefit from our friendships. I really cemented an independent life style, and I really think I developed an understanding for what I really want to do. I found myself in the streets and alley ways of Europe and it was the greatest adventure of my life, so far..."
Patrick Hitchins, Brussels, Spring 2011

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