Study Abroad Experiences & Student Testimonials

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


What were the most challenging aspects of your abroad experience?

“Figuring out how to live in a foreign country. It took about a month to get used to the language, the city, and the people.”

Jessica Y. (ISI 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)

“The locals were extremely warm and welcoming, telling me all their favorite spots that tourists don't know about.”

Sara G. (James Cook Univ. Australia 2012)


“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 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)