Off-Campus Program Past Participant Contacts
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Program: Bard-Smolny, Russia
Majors: Russian and English
How my world view changed: Study abroad was an incredible experience, because it teaches you just how self-sufficient you can be. But it also teaches you how to celebrate the small things, like buying groceries for the first time in Russian.
I thought Russia was a dangerous place because that is what I saw on mainstream media news outlets. But I soon found out that the city is safe and the culture is vibrant.(expanded by choosing "See more info").
Program: ISA Rome
What I loved the most: The best part about being in Rome was that as someone who studies Roman history, I got to interact with all the ancient sights of Rome in a meaningful. Learning about the significance of the Roman Forum and then getting to visit the sigh enhanced my experience in a remarkable way.
Program: Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies- Rome
Majors: Classics and Art History
My study abroad experience: My favorite part of studying abroad was getting to see and experience so many things that I had only heard about or seen pictures of throughout my study of Classics and Art History. Being able to physically engage with the material helped me to grasp so much more thoroughly the concepts and make them feel much more relevant.
How has my worldview changed? Studying abroad introduced me to so many new people and places that changed the way I look at the world. I think being able to get out of my comfort zone in every sense of the phrase was a life changing experience.
Program: IES Abroad Quito, Area Studies and Language
Majors: History Major, Government and Spanish Minor
What I loved most: I loved being immersed in the Spanish language and having the opportunity to live in a completely different culture. I was lucky enough to travel to many different parts of Ecuador and learned so much about how the culture varies from the Andes to the coast to the Amazon rainforest, which really helped to increase my understanding of the country.
How has my worldview changed? I am definitely more empathetic towards others now, especially people who I don't initially have a lot in common with. Also, I am much more confident in myself and my abilities--If I can navigate a foreign culture in a different language, I can do anything!
Program: College Year in Athens
Majors: Art History Major, Museum Studies IA
What I loved most: the food!
How has my worldview changed: Getting the chance to study abroad is the best experience of my life. In the five months I spent in Athens, Greece, I grew so much. I have never been happier than I was when I was there and that will stay with me for the rest of my life.