Goals: I am very excited about the opportunity to have an internship abroad and gain work experience from international companies. Another goal to to travel around Europe and experience new cultures.
Motivation: I decided to study for a year because I always wanted to live in a completely new country. I wanted to gain experience in new cultures and fully immerse myself in a new lifestyle. I chose this specific program because London is a huge fashion capital of the world and is connected to so many places in Europe. I would have excess to all the countries.
Previous Overseas Travel: Wales, St. Maarten, France, Spain, Italy, and Panama
Goals: My aims for my year abroad include 1) immersing myself in novel cultures, customs, and challenges; 2) learning as much as possible in as many different ways as possible; 3) reflecting on and growing from my experiences; 4) acquiring a second language; 5) further developing my global perspective; and 6) applying my knowledge so to improve my life and others.
Motivation: In addition to wanting to learn more about the past and present of the region, I am motivated to go to Haifa, Israel because of the stress and trauma research being done there. I became interested in these subjects after my mom died unexpectedly three and a half years ago. As a future physician-scientist, I am committed to using my adverse experiences for good by contributing to something greater than myself.
Previous overseas travel: Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland
Goals: As a CALS Environmental Science major, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Exchange program is a rare opportunity to study in the heart of a great scientific community currently combating environmental, ecological, and resource sustainability problems. Through this program, I hope to gain first-hand experience of various avenues through which environmental problems can be resolved, examine the science behind those techniques, and join in the efforts to create a more sustainable world. …I’d also like to pet a wolverine.
- Make myself as competitive a candidate as possible for graduate school
- Enhance my understanding of ecological and environmental problems
- Gain multi-cultural and international perspectives on climate change mitigation
- Challenge myself intellectually and academically
- Fulfill a lifelong dream of visiting the Scandinavian countries
Previous overseas travel: French Quebec, Hokkaido, France.