The most valuable part of Arts and Sciences student Nathan Rauf’s study abroad experience in Australia and New Zealand was being able to form new relationships with his peers.
I enjoyed the relationships I built so heavily on the trip that I’ve stayed in contact with nearly all of the members even after we got off the plane.
Molecular genetics student Ben Smith and his peers doing the O-H-I-O in Norway. Ben was abroad for the TRONDBUSS program, a bilateral U.S.-Norway international education initiative between the Department of Molecular Genetics and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
It is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. Experiencing new things. Living a life you would not have lived otherwise. This newfound passion will lead me to live a more interesting and unpredictable life.
Showing Buckeye Pride from France to Morocco and everywhere in between. Second-year political science and public policy major Tziporah Tiller shared this O-H-I-O with us from Paris while on the trip, Between France and Morocco: Diversity and Inclusion in the Francophone World.
Henry Newberg, a speech and hearing science major, visited the German Historical Museum in Berlin to learn more about World War II from Germany's perspective.
I was impressed and surprised to see that the German museum had outlined, in great detail, what they had done to so many people. ... I saw facts detailing the rise of the Nazi party and the eventual atrocities that they committed.
the Turks and Caicos Islands
Biology major Corrie Thomas spent a month in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, where she studied tropical marine ecosystems.
This trip has shown me that I enjoy a career field I never truly pondered or was able to experience, and I look forward to having more of these experiences in my academic career.
Astronomy and physics student Jack Warfield studied abroad in Bolivia this summer, where he spent time in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and the Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca. Warfield was struck by differences in political expression between Bolivia and the U.S.
I believe that it was very significant for me to be able to be exposed to the politics of a country other than my own and see directly how these politics are applied. I now have a better lens through which to interpret international news and politics.
Arts and Sciences student Lexi Kilbane said her time in Uganda was rich with realizations about political freedom, women’s rights, health and food security.
The context and contents of my time in Uganda brought me new realizations about myself and about my perceptions of the world.
Earth sciences graduate student Salvatore Candela spent his summer measuring glacier thinning in Greenland and snow accumulation in Antarctica near the South Pole, which has an average July temperature of -67 degrees F.
My hope is that people are going to see the value in these projects and continue to fund them, because this is an incredible resource for climate science.
Communication and political science student Lucy Hennon traveled to Rwanda, where she and her peers met with rescuers, survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide to gain insight into its nuanced history and aftermath.
It was indescribably valuable to learn about the genocide and the progress that has taken place since 1994 directly from the people who have lived through it. I feel a renewed sense of excitement and passion for my studies.
Molecular genetics student Abby Nega spent a month this summer in Japan, where she studied public health with an interdisciplinary group of students.
Something that surprised me about Japan was all the landscapes that existed in the country. When you see a country as big as the United States, it’s not hard to imagine that there would be mountains, urban cities, beaches, and grassy fields. Japan, which is slightly smaller than California, has all of these and more.
Comparative studies major Ashley Clark traveled to Hyderabad, India, through CIEE's Arts and Sciences program. She lived with a home-stay family and took classes at the University of Hyderabad
I feel that I have grown a much greater sense of compassion for those coming from cultures completely different from mine. After going to India, I can better imagine how disorienting it must be to migrate to a country and culture completely different from one’s own.