4 Replies from Mentors
JessicaGraduate StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityAfter each of my study abroad trips concluded, I realized what I learned had far exceeded my expectations. The trips expanded my understanding of different cultures and of myself. This type of learning is continuous and to this day allows me to connect with new ideas and people.
Additional MentorVarious students and administratorsinterviewed by the Center for Global Education
Margret, Melissa, and Joshua, Students, studied in France and Japan, in New Zealand, and in Costa Rica
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AshleyJunior Year StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityYes, my expectations were definitely met. I feel that I was completely in charge of my expectations and my experience. I took the initiative to make the experience worthwhile and amazing while others may have been too lazy. I traveled as much as possible, our program was well structured, and I made a bunch of new friends. It was a great learning experience and way more fun than I had expected.
Shannon WilsonSales RepresentativePolymer Science, Inc.My expectations were exceeded. Study abroad was by far the best experience of my undergraduate career. I made lifelong friends, learned about myself, my country, and the impact I could have on the world. International art, music, food, fashion, and family values have inspired me to look at the world as a magical place with endless opportunities. My expectations were far exceeded and I gained a global perspective that I will cherish for a lifetime.