Study Abroad Student Testimonials (from the Foreign Language Department)

What Students Are Saying


Jeanne Russo

Spanish Minor & Pre-Physician Assistant Major

"Studying abroad is one of the best ways to learn a language. Going abroad in the summer helped me easily finish my Spanish Minor given the coursework Pre-PA's have during the semester. As a Physician Assistant working in this area of the US, I will be able to provide better care to a broader spectrum of patients with my increased understanding of the Spanish language that came with my time spent abroad in Valencia."

Study Abroad Experiences


Study Abroad Tip: If you study or watch videos about people who have gone to the country it lessens the effects of culture shock. Read Michael's blog

Michael M. (CAPA Beijing, China Fall, 2014)


I learned from my study abroad experience that I can survive anywhere. I learned that I am much more social than I thought. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. Read Michael's blog

Michael M. (CAPA Beijing, China Fall, 2014)


“With Chinese, there are two aspects, listening/speaking and writing. Just practicing the characters over and over again is the only real way to learn them. Going out into the streets and conversing with locals is the best way to improve.” Read Michael's blog

Michael M. (CAPA Beijing, China Fall, 2014)

I found it helpful, as an additional preparation, to read student study abroad blogs about their travels. In order to help other study abroad students and recount my travels, I also started one. It also helped me deal with culture shock and remember the amazing experiences I had.

Riley C. (Queen Mary London Fall, 2014)


“Marywood worked with me every step of the way to make sure I was able to go abroad and showed great concern for me while I was in China.” Read Michael's blog

Michael M. (CAPA Beijing, China Fall, 2014)