University of Delaware
Prague, Czech Republic
1. What has your experience abroad taught you about the rest of the world?
Before coming to Prague, I was scared. I didn't want to admit it, but I was nervous about being so far away from home. However, after a week into my program, I loved it. I adapted easily, and the cultural differences I saw were refreshing. I loved learning about the culture in every place I visited throughout the semester. I saw that, although each is different, there is a universal language spoken around the world. My study abroad experience has taught me that the world is not so big.
2. How has your study abroad experience impacted your life, academics, and/or future career goals?
My study abroad experience sparked a sense of adventure in me. This has impacted my life, academic, and career goals, because I am no longer afraid of the obstacles that stand in the way of my success. Instead, I am excited for the challenges that face me, because I know they will help me continue to grow into a better person. Studying abroad has introduced me to many different opportunities. It helped me better understand what I want to do in life, and how I can make my goals into reality. I now have a clear vision of what I want to accomplish. My sense of adventure also translates to optimism, happiness, and confidence. Along with those positive gains, my study abroad experience has also taught me to give back. Because of this semester, I was able to choose an academic and career path in psychology, which will allow me to help others. I know that my experience will stay with me once I return home, and continue to bring new joys into my life.