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#ASCintheField The world was the classroom for Arts and Sciences students studying abroad this summer. From the mountains of New Zealand to the cobblestone streets of Paris, our Buckeyes traversed the globe and expanded their horizons. Here are a few highlights from their adventures.

crisscrossing the world

The world might be a big place, but Arts and Sciences students left their footprints all over it. Countries where students studied abroad are highlighted in red.

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Our students' journeys

New zealand

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.

norway

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.

Paris

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.

Germany

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.

Cambodia

Political science students Chase Harpole & Kit Wislocki enjoy a traditional Khmer breakfast in Cambodia, where they studied environmental damage caused by lost, unexploded bombs dropped during the Vietnam War.

Bolivia

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.

Uganda

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.

polar regions

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.

Rwanda

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.

Japan

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.

India

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.

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