See stories from GVSU Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients before,
during & after their adventures abroad.
Dear Murray Family,
I would like to thank you for the additional financial
support for my study abroad to Spain. The trip was very educational
and gave me a new perspective on the culture differences in USA,
Central America and Spain. I overcame my fear going to a new world on
my own. I have accomplished one of my goals to study abroad. It was
such a great experience to navigate on a place I never been to. Also,
it was interesting to adapt a new culture and then going to back home
to learn adapt your own culture back again.
Ever since I studied abroad, I felt a huge positive change within my
self on my confidence, personality and courage. I gained a lot of
knowledge and maturity as well during my trip. I have the urge to
travel! I hope to go back in Spain to visit my Catalan family and
friends, and friends from the International Study Abroad program.
Because of your kind courtesy, I had the chance to meet wonderful
people from different ethnicities, experience new things, become
independent and challenge my self. It was a bittersweet feeling to
leave Spain! I am forever thankful to be one of the recipients of the
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