Study Abroad Experiences & Student Testimonials

Study Abroad Student Testimonials (from the Foreign Language Department)

What Students Are Saying


Emily Osborne

Minor in Spanish & Speech Language Pathology Major

My time in Sevilla, Spain really helped my Spanish.

"My time in Sevilla, Spain really helped my Spanish. Even though I could only go for two weeks, I got the opportunity to hear native speakers and understand the culture significantly better. As a speech-language pathology major studying abroad during the school year is basically impossible, but going for a short time in the summer fit my schedule perfectly. My time in Sevilla was great, because of the friends I made, the places I visited, and my rekindled love for learning Spanish."

Study Abroad Experiences

“I learned how to deal with struggles on my own. It taught me how to adjust to a completely foreign environment with new people, things, and ideas. I learned how to learn from them and they learned from me. It opened up my eyes a lot, to say the least.”

Sara G. (James Cook Univ. Australia 2012)

What advice do you have on the program selection process for prospective students who are trying to find a good program match?

“Don't participate in a program just because your friends are going. Try to find the proper fit for you.”

Megan L. (SACI Florence, Italy 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)


I learned how to live everyday life in a foreign country, travel on my own, and manage my own expenses. I am definitely more experienced and independent.

Jessica Y. (ISI Florence, Italy 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)