1. How has your study abroad experience shaped you today?
My study abroad experience means everything to me. I had never left the US before I made the leap to a new country. It encouraged me to immerse myself in new cultures and interact with people from all over the world. I met lifelong friends abroad who shape who I am today. Since then, I have found that I would like to become an advisor for students wanting to study abroad. This opportunity made me grow as an individual and gave me a career I am passionate about and would like to pursue.
2. How has your study abroad experience impacted your life, academics, and/or future career goals?
My academics have improved significantly since my study abroad. I have always been a good student, but traveling opened my eyes to what’s important. Now I value my education and enjoy learning more than ever. I also have a new interest in my career. I want to help others and have a passion for study abroad that I would like to share with others. I have found that I am more ambitious and have an all-around excitement about my future.