Global U: Spotlight on Learning, Discovery, and Engagement

Where Do You Want to Go?

The Learning Abroad Center hosted its annual Learning Abroad Fair on September 16, where students could talk to program representatives and explore the more than 300 opportunities in 80 countries available for study, work, and internships abroad. Global U caught up with some of the them to find out about their plans.

Erin Amolak

Erin, Freshman

I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot in the U.S. and I want to travel abroad for a whole semester or year. I’m looking at the British Isles. I’m really fascinated with the culture there.

Amolak, Junior

If I can study somewhere for a reasonable price, then why not? It’s a change. I’d probably take math or statistics courses in South Asia or Scandinavia.

 

Jamal Katherine

Jamal, Junior

I’ve already applied to do an internship in London. My major is economics and my minor is sports management; I’m a huge soccer fan so I might take some sports management courses over there. My plans are to do business back in my home country of Liberia, so by learning about different cultures and the economy, I could hopefully gain experience that would benefit me.

Katharine, Freshman

I’m exploring. I want to get credits for my majors in anthropology and biology. I really like other cultures. I think the most important thing would be to gain an understanding of other cultures and see the world through someone else’s eyes.

Lanie Ruth

Lanie, Junior

I know some people who’ve gone on the Galapagos Island trip; that seems pretty cool. I’ve never left the country, so I think it’d be cool to see what else is out there in the world.

Ruth, Freshman

I’m studying abroad from China, but I don’t have a lot to do in the summer so it might be interesting to study in other countries. I was thinking about Europe, but I could go to Korea because I also speak Korean. I think maybe some history or literature would be fun.

Ryan

Ryan, Sophomore

I don’t have any concrete plans; I was thinking hopefully the UK. I’m just kind of looking into it now—maybe a winter or summer? I don’t how many chances after college I’m going to get to travel so I might as well do it now. [I hope to gain perspectives] on academics, different cultures, just seeing how they teach versus how we do it here.

 

 

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