As I look back on my time in college, I can say without a doubt going abroad was the best decision I had ever made. During the summer I spent in France, I learned more than I ever imagined and made memories and friends I will cherish for a lifetime.
New Zealand and the entire study abroad experience has exceeded my expectations ten-fold. No matter how much homework you do before your trip, there will be things that surprise you and stretch your thinking - helping you to grow as an individual.
Go when you think about going. Don't let anything deter you.
I had always wanted to go to Germany, and I was studying German and International Relations at GVSU, which made me yearn to see the world!
Studying and traveling abroad exposed me to countless opportunities to expand my knowledge of other cultures. The experience has opened doors for new career opportunity and taught me different ways to connect with others.
My six weeks in London were filled with memories, spontaneous adventures and so many unique opportunities that I could never have imagined.
My experience abroad shaped me into a better version of myself and I don't think my words could ever truly describe what the experience did for me.
I have enjoyed every moment of Ghana since we have landed.
Ireland is an incredibly beautiful country in every aspect of the word. Not only are the views breathtaking, but the Irish are some of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met. I would go again in a heartbeat.
During my time in Ourense, Spain I learned so much about myself and who I am as a teacher.