Study Abroad Experiences & Student Testimonials

Study Abroad Student Testimonials (from the Foreign Language Department)

What Students Are Saying


Melanie Kobela

Spanish/French Education Major

"My travels to France have really made me more confident in speaking the language. It’s really neat to now see pictures of places in text books or class and say, “Hey! I’ve been there!” I believe my travels have really influenced the way that I now look at learning languages. Now I can’t wait to discover more of the world."

Study Abroad Experiences

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 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)


“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)

“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)