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Christian Long, Germany

Christian Long, Germany

Working globally is what drives my career today. That is what I put on every cover letter for any job application. Studying abroad through Grand Valley was easily the best thing that I ever did, and all I can think about is going abroad again. 

Courtney Boetsma, Spain

Courtney Boetsma, Spain

I had high expectations for my trip, but this experience in Ourense exceeded all of those expectations. I had an amazing host family, who I still keep in contact with. I was able to experience teaching in another culture.

Kendra Pollard, Thailand

Kendra Pollard, Thailand

The four months that I spent in Thailand were full of adventure, excitement, and so many opportunities to grow. Thailand challenged me to really step out of my comfort zone and it pushed me to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Barbara Wheeler, Northern Ireland

Barbara Wheeler, Northern Ireland

During my study abroad experience, I traveled throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom for about six weeks. I participated in many excursions and studied both the Celtic and British cultures through literature.

Katelyn Zink, Australia

Katelyn Zink, Australia

Traveling across the world to student teach in a new continent, Australia, was a dream come true! I was able to learn about the education system, along with getting to know my students and experience their culture.

Josie Wing, Germany

Josie Wing, Germany

Last semester, fall 2015, I spent in Germany at a partner university. During my time there, I got to visit a few different countries and only stayed at my host university three weekends. I was able to have the experience of a lifetime.

Abigail Lyons, Dominican Republic

Abigail Lyons, Dominican Republic

This past summer, I spent six weeks in the Dominican Republic, with Professor Serrata.(The faculty-led program) I stayed with a host family in Santo Domingo, which is the capital of the DR, and my host mom was amazing!

Ashley Handy - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ashley Handy - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Being able to study abroad in the UAE was the best experience ever. I come from an Arab family, but I never had the opportunity to actually visit the Middle East. When I decided I wanted to study abroad, I already knew exactly where I wanted to go: Dubai.

Carolyn 'Care' McLean, South Africa

Carolyn 'Care' McLean, South Africa

This summer was a series of excitement, challenges, exploration, enjoyment, failures, and victories.

Brad Mueller, Spain

Brad Mueller, Spain

My time abroad was incredible largely because of my incredible host family experience. My Spanish parents, Roberto and María Angeles, don't have children of their own, but host international students year round in their flat.

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