Meet the Fall 2018 Study Abroad Ambassadors!
Name: Hannah Hall
Major: Political Science
Minors: Spanish, International Studies
Study Abroad Programs: ISEP Universidad Católica del Uruguay
Why I decided to study abroad: As a foreign language student, one of my main reasons for going abroad was to immerse myself in Spanish. I was also very excited to experience a new culture and to see more of South America!
The highlights of my study abroad trip: I have been lucky enough to make friends from around the world and travel around Uruguay and other parts of South America with them. South America has an incredible array of natural beauty and getting to experience some it was truly indescribable.
Best piece of advice that I received while I was abroad or that I have for people going abroad: While easier said than done, being able to go with the flow and sometimes accept a lack of control is very important while living and studying abroad. There will be things that don’t go as planned, but those times can be some of the best and are great opportunities to practice letting go!
My biggest concern before going abroad and advice for prospective study abroad students who may have the same concern: My biggest concern before going abroad was taking classes in a foreign language. While at la Universidad Católica del Uruguay, I took some classes with other international students and some classes with all Uruguayan students. While I could have chosen to take only classes geared toward Spanish language learners, enrolling in regular classes allowed me to be more integrated and was very rewarding! People are very understanding and I always had classmates willing to help me when I didn’t understand.
Name: Rebecca Roberson (Becky)
Major(s)/Minor(s): French and International Business/French In Translation
Study Abroad Programs: ESSCA, Angers, France
Why I decided to study abroad: I’ve been planning to study abroad since I was in high school. I love French!
The highlights of my study abroad trip: Way too many to decide!
My favorite quote from abroad: C’est la vie, c’est la vie- that’s what he said to me.
Best piece of advice that I received while I was abroad or that I have for people going abroad: Pack light, but bring more underwear and socks than you think you’ll need.
My biggest concern before going abroad and advice for prospective study abroad students who may have the same concern: I was worried I would have trouble adjusting to the culture- both coming to France and returning to the States. Don’t be afraid! It’s tough, but not as hard as you think it is.
Post-graduate plans: Renovate a van and travel America.