Morgan Geraci, Alumni Insider
1. What was your favorite class abroad?
My favorite class had to be Cross-Cultural Management because I am a culture enthusiast! I really enjoy learning about how culture shapes everyone differently and how it can relate to daily life, all the way to a business setting. The teacher I had, Maria did an amazing job at explaining the cultural differences within the main regions of the world and explained the business culture of Spain. From things to customer service here compared to the US and how we eat compared to the Spaniards. To me I found it really interesting and I still remember almost everything until this day because now I recognize it when I am walking around Barcelona!
2. If you had 60 seconds to convince a friend that they should study abroad, what would you say?
I would say that life is too short to be doing something you don't want to do. I love to travel and see what the world has to offer me. I am a Spanish language and culture lover so anywhere where I can speak the language, you bet I will be there. The culture is rich, the food is incredible and the academics are important, but you should enjoy studying wherever you please. If you want to study abroad but your program doesn't think it is a good idea, that's a lie. Every major can benefit from a study abroad experience, if not then you won't experience more of the world and you'll only see it from the eyes of the US. The world looking back to the point before I left New York, is so much bigger and has so many amazing opportunities to learn and grow as a person. Take advantage of studying abroad if you really want to do it. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I honestly think that everyone should do at least a semester abroad. This will be my 4th semester abroad in the fall of 2017.