CEA CAPA Directory
Brian Wiggins, Content Creator - Photographer
Why did you choose to study or intern abroad? and why did you choose your destination?
I've studied European languages and culture since my freshman year of high school. In college I focused on Russian and Slavic studies. Studying abroad in Prague, a historic center for people across central and eastern Europe, will help me experience how these people and cultures live and breath today.
What class are you most looking forward to taking while studying abroad?
I'm most excited for my class on European integration. From rebuilding after the world wars to late century democratization, the European project went through tremendous struggles but continues to be a force for good. Through this course I hope to learn how European cooperation continued despite the adversity it faced.
What is something you're passionate and excited about? (Hobbies, interests, causes, etc.)
My college experience so far makes me very passionate about helping to solve global conflicts. So much is lost when people's lives are disrupted and communities are torn apart by violence and social instability. So much goes into these problems and issues like climate change mean global conflicts will develop in ways we cannot imagine yet. But connecting with people across cultures and languages can help build mutual understandings necessary for positive change.
what is one experience you're hoping to have while abroad?
I'm hoping to meet people from across the continent and the world. European countries are so interconnected and visiting a central hub like Prague is a perfect way to meet diverse people from all around