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University of Houston
Daisy Rosales, Alumni Ambassador
what's one story or important aspect you always tell people about your time abroad?
It's inevitable that you'll have a blast and immediately bond with people you come across whether they're your onsite coworkers/classmates, roommates, or locals. It's a challenge yet so rewarding when you can keep in touch with them. I'm still in contact with all of my roommates from last summer and even reunited with one of them in Spain again this summer!
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
It all starts with immersing yourself with daily events or special themed events. I recommend attending events, opening up to strangers conversing with you, and try to find commonality! If you feel like they're good company, exchange social media, and plan to attend another event together or go out to eat! I have numerous of local friends I still chat with through social media and catch up with them now that I'm back in the U.S.!