Come and meet our Study Abroad Peer Mentors!  They have all participated in a study abroad program and can help guide you through the decision-making process as well as share any tips about making the most of your experience abroad.

Fall 2015 SMC Study Abroad Peer Mentors

Brittany Costa

 







 

Name: Brittany Costa

Major: Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location:  Rome, Italy

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

The highlight of my study abroad experience was meeting and becoming best friends with people from around the world and traveling together. I was able to meet some incredible people who shared the same desire for adventure I have. Being with them was inspiring, talking with them was life-changing, and going places together was nothing less than exciting. It really is something special to find so much of myself in others. I was able to learn a lot about the kind of person I want to be, by surrounding myself with other people that were genuinely excited about life.  I am so proud and lucky to have gotten to experience Italy with some incredible people and now more than ever, I am motivated to be with them in Italy again and grow further into this international individual. 

What are three tips that you would give someone before studying abroad?  

I would advise any prospective study abroad students to take some time and plan out all the things you want to accomplish during their time abroad. Look into the places that inspire, things you want to see, foods you need to try. Take some time to prepare, it will get you familiar with where you are going and build your excitement. Also, take some time and go over some conversation phrases if you are in a country where English is not predominantly spoken. Knowing even a few words will get you familiar with the culture and help you feel included. Finally, form a budget that you are comfortable staying in the bounds of. I personally broke mine down into monthly expenditures and it helped with my planning and staying on track, without returning to the US in debt.

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Marissa Jaskot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Marissa Jaskot

Major: Business Administration; Marketing

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

Its hard to pick a specific experience that tops all others because everyday I had a new and breath taking experience. But when I was standing on a rock in Lagos, Portugal, about to jump into the Ocean for a cave adventure, I felt this moment of pure happiness and freedom, almost an inner peace, and I think that is something I will always remember. Besides Portugal, my heart will forever be in Barcelona because of the friendships I formed and the culture I experienced. There is nothing to compare to the beauty of Barcelona…the beach, Sangria, the people, and especially the food…I will forever miss Jamon. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

Three tips I would give to anyone before studying abroad… 

1. Don't be scared to get out! Experience your new home! (BE BRAVE)

2. When you're in a new place or see something amazing, stop and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the moment 

3. Enjoy yourself. These are the some of the best times in your life, so have fun!

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Maren Jaspersen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Maren Jaspersen 

Major: Communication

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Rome, Italy 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

There are so many things that made Rome special, but the highlight of being abroad has to be the friends that I made while there. Going to Italy I was nervous about leaving my Saint Mary's circle and having to make a new group of friends in only a four month period. However once getting to Rome, I instantly connected with other students in my program because we were all in the same position-we were living in a foreign country and wanted to make the most of our time there! Despite the incredible things I was doing and seeing in Europe, they would have not been the same without the people I was experiencing all of these things with. I'm back in the United States and missing a lot from Rome, but it's my study abroad friends that I miss everyday. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

I advise future study abroad students to absorb as much of the culture as possible in their given country. Before leaving for Rome I imagined I would pick up the Italian language, make Italian friends, and "do as the Italians do." However, it was very easy to stay in an "American bubble" with my study abroad friends despite living in a country where the culture is vastly different. So, my advice is to push yourself outside your comfort zone because living in another country is a once in a lifetime experience! 

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Kaela Kinnare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Kaela Kinnare

Major: Biology/Pre-Med

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

I had so many highlights from living in Florence, Italy, but if I had to choose, one of my favorites was being able to travel almost every weekend.  Traveling throughout Europe was easy and inexpensive and really helped me mature as an individual.  Planning weekend trips or just to get away for a day became a habitual routine every week.  The freedom to decide where to go on a whim was an incredible feeling.  In my semester abroad, I traveled to 11 different countries and 46 cities.  I tasted food from all over Europe, heard and “attempted” to speak the native tongue, and found myself immersed in so many different cultures.  It is still crazy to think about how I was living in Florence, went to Greece for Spring break, traveled to both Hungary and Austria in one weekend, and backpacked through France, Germany, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Brussels in my last two weeks abroad.  The memories I had while living in Italy and traveling everywhere will remain with me forever.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

My first tip would advise students not to look at a map of their city before going abroad.  Get to where you are studying abroad and get lost.  You won’t regret it.  I found so many cool places to hangout and so many great views by getting lost in Florence the first day I got there!  My second tip would be to try to speak the language.  I took an Italian conversation class before I left for Italy and it helped.  Everyone in Florence spoke English, but Italians were so proud to hear students trying to speak their language, and some even helped me learn the language more.  My last tip would be to enjoy the moments you have in the city you will be living in.  Don’t get caught up in traveling all the time.  On the weekends I stayed in Florence, I had just as much fun because I got to explore the city more and I found places that I never would have if I had been gone every single weekend.  Enjoy your time abroad, as it goes quickly!

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Juleon Asefi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Name: Juleon Asefi  

Major: Business Administration

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Shanghai, China

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

Seeing the small differences the domestic people shared the same and apart from each other. The geography, cuisine, architecture, dialect and art seem to transition but share influence and similarities from province to province. Visiting attractions like the great wall in Beijing, the Cosmopolitans of Shanghai and other various facets of China first hand. Lead to new adventures and unique people I was blessed to establish friendships with.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1. Stay curious and always ask questions. There were a lot of great things I found out about China, my major and any other questions I had speaking amongst international and domestic friends I made.

2. Wherever you decide to go, do research about it. Learn about the country you will be studying and living in so you can preordain traveling and overall stay prepared.

3. Simply, enjoy yourself.

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  Emily Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Name: Emily Wood 

Major: Environmental Studies 

Class Standing: Senior 

Study Abroad Location: Melbourne, Australia 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

There were many highlights in my study abroad experience. My favorite memories were exploring new places with all of the friends I met while abroad. Some of the best trips we took were the most spontaneous trips. I really enjoyed seizing every opportunity that studying in a new place offered and sharing it with people who were just as eager to explore. Now I have friends from all over the world to visit and continue exploring! 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

  • Budget… I would recommend looking at average prices of food and airfare before you go. It is helpful to know what you are going to spend while you still have time to save.
  • Make sure to make the most of any opportunity you get! While abroad it is easy to stay with other people who are also new to the culture, but try to expand your horizons to befriend people from that country! So join clubs, go to local events, talk to your new classmates!
  • Don’t Over communicate! Talking to folks back home is great! But if you are skyping with people from back home every night it can make you more homesick and make you miss out on amazing experiences! Make sure to be present in this experience to make the most of it!  

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Maxwell Teranen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Maxwell Teranen

Major: Economics –Sustainability

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Rome, Italy

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

The highlight of my study abroad experience was being able to roam around Rome and exploring. Every day that I was there it felt like a new adventure, from walking the streets around my apartment on San Francesco a Ripa to using the Pantheon, Colosseum, and Spanish Steps as land markers when trying to figure out where I was. My friends and I would walk for hours and not even realize how long we had been gone or how far we had traveled across the city. It truly was the best and most amazing experience of my life.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

My advice that I would give to a prospective Italy study abroad student is first, don’t go into it with any expectations whatsoever, because you will be blown away by everything you experience while abroad. Secondly, make friends with native Italians. I was able to stay a weekend at a friend’s house in Umbria (Absolutely beautiful!) tour another friend around San Francisco the summer I had come home and still keep in contact with other study abroad and Italian students to this day. Lastly, take it one day at a time and go explore, every day is an adventure so make the most of it!

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Daisy Guardado

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Daisy Guardado 

Major: Justice, Community and Leadership 

Class Standing: Senior

Study Aboard Location: Sevilla, Spain 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

My study abroad experience was filled with weekend trips to different countries, volunteer work, and many, many coffee shop trips. However, one of my favorite highlights was being part of FeriaFeria is a week-long traditional festival, usually 2 weeks after Holy Week, to celebrate life and Sevillan culture. Sevillans dress up, eat, drink and dance for a whole week and everyone is invited to participate. I was very fortunate to be a part of this celebration of culture. It was the first time I felt like this distance place was my home. In a short few months, I was able to immerse myself into another country.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1. Take time at least once a week to enjoy the city you study in! Walk around the streets, visit markets and museums, and talk to locals.

2. When traveling travels to another cities, plan out a rough schedule of your trip. It can save you a lot of time, money and hassle, if you have an idea of what you want to see in experience in the new city.

3. Be open to trying and experiencing new things! You don’t want to leave your trip with regrets!  Have fun! Enjoy your time abroad.

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Olivia Meme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Olivia Meme

Major: Communication Major, Psychology Minor

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: London, England

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

The biggest highlight of my experience was living in one of the most diverse and culturally rich cities in the world. London is such an incredibly historic yet modern, one-of a kind bustling city, and even living there for five months didn't give me enough time to explore everything. It's an unforgettable feeling to live somewhere that has always seemed so far away and after a few short months, feel like a native. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1. Go for a year! Or, at least be aware of dates and deadlines if you want to apply for another semester abroad. I wanted to stay for a year, but decided that too late and missed the deadlines.

2. Never stop making friends. It's like the first week of college all over again - everyone wants people to go do things with.

3. Most importantly, keep an open mind! With a new city comes new experiences, and there's never a better time to say yes.

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  Citlalli Lizarraga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Citlalli Lizarraga

Major: Global Business

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

The highlight of my time abroad is meeting people from all over world. Everyone was so welcoming at La Salle and my classes had students from all over Europe. The best thing was learning about their different cultures and even learning some new words in different languages. Meeting people abroad was fun because then we could go on trips and adventures together. We still keep up with each other even though we are continents apart, and we plan to be reunited again.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1. Research about the country/city you want to go to.

2. Be ready to go outside of your comfort zone.

3. Have your classes ready and check your study abroad profile to make sure everything’s submitted. 

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Ramsey Schmitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ramsey Schmitt

Major: International Area Studies - Europe

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Berlin, Germany 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

The highlight of my study abroad experience was definitely learning the language and getting to learn about the culture in Germany.  I enjoyed every night sitting down around the TV with my host parents and speaking German.  I enjoyed so much learning about what Germany is to them, and why they have both grown up and stayed in such an amazing city like Berlin.  I got very close to them and depended on them a lot for their opinions on things like where to travel, how to handle problems I was having to adjusting to life in a foreign country, and what are some things that I need to be sure to do before going back home.  Being able to communicate so well with them definitely gave me an huge advantage in the long run looking back on it now, and I am so happy that I took the time to listen and learn.  Sharing experiences from different parts of the world is absolutely one of the most rewarding experiences I took away from being abroad, because it gives you a broader view of the world.  For example, even though I only traveled in Europe, I feel like I know tons more about Eastern Europe and the Middle East than ever before as well.  Having gotten to hear about so many of of my friends’ stories from traveling the world, I can truly say that what I have gained from study abroad is so much more than a couple pounds and a new love for beer.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

Three tips I would give anyone before studying abroad are: First and foremost, do NOT go in to it with any expectations.  I had been to Germany before and had a totally different experience than the one I had studying there.  I made up my mind to wipe the slate clean before I went abroad again, and it was one of the best decisions I made.  Sometimes seeing the same place a few years later for the second time can even make it more beautiful!  Secondly, I would highly recommend researching the place you might be going to before landing there, just so you know what type of lifestyle and atmosphere it is there.  I didn’t do this and I would have really benefitted from it.  For example, Berlin reminds me a lot of giant Berkeley, and although it was not that I was disappointed in figuring this out, I just would have liked to know a little more what to expect as far as the people I would find there instead of being so out of place and surprised about it.  Lastly, I would say to not forget that this is a crazy cool opportunity, and I have not met someone that studied abroad that didn’t like it.  If you have any fears about it, just know that everyone is a little scared even if they don’t admit it, and THAT’S OK.  I felt like I was the only one on the planet that was leaving my home and going to some foreign place, and boy was I proved wrong when the first person I met when I got to school in Berlin was a girl that grew up in Concord, CA.  I can bet there will always be people that are in the same boat as you wherever you may be going to, so just stick out the scary parts because the experience is entirely worth it.

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Robert Chappelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Robert Chappelle

Major: Sociology

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Galway, Ireland 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

It’s hard to pick just one highlight from my time abroad, but if I were to pick one, I would have to say being able to see my Irish relatives. Being able to go to my family’s house was a great way for me to learn about my Irish roots, as well as be fully immersed in the Irish culture and way of life.  I had the opportunity to eat some delicious homemade Irish food and watch hurling and Gaelic Football, two very popular sports in Ireland. Not to mention, I got to just relax and enjoy the slow paced and easygoing Irish lifestyle. Seeing my family in Ireland was an unreal experience that I will definitely never forget!

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?
1.     Go into studying abroad with an open mind.
2.     Just go with the flow, don’t stress over not having a plan or agenda.
3.     Explore and try everything! Now is the time to embrace new experiences.

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Ashley Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ashley Carroll

Major: Economics, B.S.

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Seville, Spain

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

My time in Seville was completely life changing and I loved every minute of it! One of my favorite experiences was the opportunity to live with a host family--my family is amazing and I still talk to them (in Spanish of course). Another amazing thing I was able to experience was travel! I even got to visit friends who were studying abroad in other countries--which is an extremely fun experience. And of course, one thing I still dream about--the food! My host mom was a self-declared maestra chef and it definitely showed: from tortilla to gazpacho and everything in between. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

  • Never say no to culture--if a new experience comes your way and it sounds strange do not say no just because it isn't done in your native culture; keep an open mind
  • Pack for the climate--and don't over pack, you will buy things abroad
  • Get ready for a life changing experience!

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Megan Molavi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Megan Molavi

Major: English

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: London, England

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

If I’m being honest, my entire time in England was the highlight of my study abroad experience. It had been my goal to live in London for the better part of a decade and to actually explore the city of my dreams was the most incredible moments of my life. More specifically, I don’t think my time abroad would have been the same without the people I lived with. Those eight wonderful humans became some of my best friends and they were instrumental making my adventures abroad spectacular.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

One of the hardest things about studying abroad, at least in England, is the exchange rate. For every dollar, I only received sixty-six pence and that made buying anything very, very expensive. I would definitely advise saving up money and making a plan of how much to spend each month. Additionally, look up the weather for the months you’ll be abroad so you can plan what clothes to bring. England winter is NOT California winter. Lastly, while abroad, try to say, “Yes!” to as many adventures as you can, especially if they are outside your comfort zone. Some of the best memories I have come from agreeing to something I would never have done back home.

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Makenna Walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Makenna Walls

Major: Global Business

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Florence, Italy 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? (1-2 paragraphs-it's your time to brag!)

Studying abroad was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. I met so many great people, some of who I know will be life long friends. It’s hard to narrow down to one highlight but I think my top is family dinners with my roommates. I lived with 4 other girls and we set up a schedule so that everyone would have a night to cook. We made a point to have dinner all together every night during the week because we didn’t always travel together on the weekends. Family dinners really made us closer and I don’t think I have laughed so much in my life. It was such a great way for us all to bond and share our experiences. I really cherish those nights. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1- Travel! I traveled most weekends while I was abroad but I also made time during the week to explore Florence. Florence was by far my favorite place I visited and I think a lot of that is because I was really able to call it home. Some days after class I would just wander around the city and every time I would find something new. Seeing all different cities was amazing but there is something very special about truly calling another place your home

2- Save your Core Curriculum classes for study abroad. It is so much easier to take all core curriculum classes abroad than it is to take your major. For one thing they are easier to find and transfer back, second it makes you less stressed. I was able to use some of my extra classes to take a wine appreciation class and a special event management class, both of which are not offered at Saint Mary’s. They were my favorite classes because I got to try new things and didn’t have to focus on my major for one semester. 

3- Try new things, especially food. Don’t be afraid of any experience. I got to try fried sea urchin in Seville and even though I would probably never have it again it was definitely an experience. All the new things you try are the things you will remember the most. 

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Haley Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Haley Lopez

Major: Business Administration 

Class Standing: Junior

Study Abroad Location: Seville 

What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

Studying abroad has been the highlight of my undergraduate career. My experience abroad has shaped me into a better student as well as a better global citizen. Sitting in a classroom learning about King Louis XIV's lavish palace of Versailles or the Alcazar Christopher Columbus met the King and Queen of Spain at before travelling to the new world cannot compare to the value of seeing it in person. I retained more information on the tours I received than I did in attempt to memorize information. I was also able to get a better understanding on the Muslim population in Spain when I went to Cordoba and visited the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba. The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba was created as a mosque and became a Roman Catholic Church when the Spanish conquered the city of Cordoba during the Reconquista. My textbooks came alive as I journeyed through Europe through sites as well as people. 

While abroad I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I did not expect Seville to attract a variety of people; however it was to my surprise that I was going to school with Moroccans, Germans, and even Australians. I was able to develop strong relationships with people from around the world through the assortment of activities UPO offered for international students. One of my closest friends is from Casa Blanca in Morocco and I met her in the international finance class we took. Not only did I meet people at school I met people just roaming around the city of Seville. The people of Seville are extremely welcoming. My host mom and host sister loved to take me out with them we went grocery shopping together, we went out to eat, and she took me to all of her favorite Seville events. Meeting people from around the world has given me the opportunity to try different food, learn about other religions, political systems, and languages. Studying abroad has allowed me to better my understanding of history as well as see the world from different perspectives. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

- Research the culture (traditions, language, popular food, etc.) 

- Look at the weather for the time you will be abroad 

- Create academic goals 

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Carmen Tarlaje

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Carmen Terlaje 

Major: Global and Regional Studies with a Concentration in Social Justice 

Class Standing: Senior 

Study Abroad Location:  Tokyo, Japan 

 What was the highlight of your study abroad experience?

To study abroad and travel the world is to become a part of a culture distinct than your own. During my Spring Semester, I was given the opportunity to study in Tokyo, Japan at Sophia University.  Not knowing the language or the cultural customs, made every experience noteworthy. I enjoyed meeting new people, both exchange international students and local Japanese students. Trying to converse with my basic Japanese, proved to be another memorable experience. The highlights of my trip include visiting famous landmarks in Tokyo, like Skytree and Tokyo Disney, and indulging in Tokyo cuisine, like sushi, ramen, and okonomyaki. Whether it was watching Sumo, or visiting nearby Temples, having Tokyo life in my backyard was filled with adventure. 

But the most challenging and rewarding moment of my study abroad experience was volunteering with the Sophia Volunteer Program. As part of this program, we traveled to Tohoku, in the Sendai region that  was devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Here a group of Japanese students and I, engaged with kids whose families were affected by the tsunami and who lived in temporary housing. It was eyeopening to see the effects of the devastation that are still felt today, as entire communities have started to rebuild. In the Mikasa Room, there is hope as the children play and learn together. Not being able to communicate with these kids created a physical language barrier, but eventually through persistence and encouragement, I was able to communicate with my actions. I learned much about myself and the world around me, and it is an experience I will never forget. 

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

As you begin the journey of a lifetime, don't forget a few things! 

First, don't forget to save up before leaving. Taking the time to make sure you have some extra spending money for that extra souvenir or next bowl of ramen is crucial to ensuring you make the most of your experience. I know in my case, I was able to receive a scholarship that covered many of my expenses, keep your eyes peeled for those. 

Second, plan ahead. Look up some neat places you want to see when you get to your study abroad location and be ready to make those trips possible! But don't be afraid of changing your plans once you get there. 

And finally, don't forget to have fun amidst all the logistics stay calm and positive! Take every day one step at a time and enjoy every moment of it, the visa application process, the anticipation before your flight. Enjoy ever moment because before you know it you'll be homesick for your home abroad. 

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Niki Bamford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Niki Bamford

Major: Global Business

Class Standing: Senior

Study Abroad Location: Barcelona, Spain


What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

The highlight of my time abroad was getting to experience so many different cultures in such a short amount of time. Throughout my six months abroad I travelled to 9 different countries in Europe. The food, the people, the language, the festivals, every part of it was incredible and so enriching. Anywhere you choose to go will be the most amazing experience, whether you are choosing a study abroad location or somewhere to travel to on the weekend. My personal favorite was of course Spain. I fell in love with everything about the country I was living in, to the point it feels more like home to me than the U.S. Taking the time to study and better understand the culture of the country you're living in is absolutely worth it.
What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1. Don't pack what you don't absolutely need, they will have some version of whatever you need in the country you are going to
2. Being abroad is an amazing experience. Push yourself to go out and experience as much as you can, the time you have there flies by.
3. Be patient, different cultures work in different ways.

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Scott Willard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Scott Willard
Major: Business admin- global concentration
Class Standing: Senior
Study Abroad Location: Perth, Australia


What was the highlight of your study abroad experience? 

The highlight of my time in Australia was all of the beautiful beaches, wildlife, and views always out there. On a snorkeling trip, I was able to swim with whale sharks. I got within 5 feet of the largest fish in the world; I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to  do all I did in Australia. I can not begin to explain how beautiful this country is and how unique most of the animals are. Pictures only do so much, and I encourage anyone to get to this country. You won't regret it.

What are three tips that you would give before studying abroad?

1) Study the politics, leadership, and current events in the country you are going to. It looks really good when you at least have an idea of what's going on before you get there.
2) You should have an open mind and try to do new things to broaden your experience.
3) Budget for the things you want to do as early as possible. Expenses may differ from the States depending on where you go, so don't be caught off guard and not be able to do something because of it.
Last Tip:  keep an open mind and don't always try to compare everything to the U.S., as it is another country. Australia is amazing and has so much to offer. Have fun!

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