University of Oklahoma
French Riviera, France
Jordan Reynolds, Alumni Ambassador
1. Why would you like to be an Alumni Ambassador?
Although my time abroad was cut short, the two and a half months I spent abroad were some of the best moments of my entire life. I was skeptical at first to go through a different program than the study centers offered through my university, but CEA was so well organized and interactive, I don't know if my abroad experience would have been the same through any other program. Because only one other student from my school was in the same program as me, being an ambassador would allow me to better promote CEA to students at the University of Oklahoma and send more students on the experience of a lifetime.
2. Why should a student go abroad?
One thing that stood out to me and ultimately solidified my decision to go with CEA was the multiple excursions planned throughout the semester. I loved the way CEA gave us the opportunity to see different aspects of the city we studied in as well as nearby cities that was included in our tuition and fees. Some of the excursions I loved was the day trip to the Italian Riviera as well as the hike to see the blooming mimosa trees. Another fun thing my onsite staff did was a wine and cheese tasting. They taught us what wine paired well with what cheeses, and how to properly uncork a bottle. If it wasn't for CEA, I don't think I would've interacted with the culture around me as much as I did.