Become a Global Citizen

Become a Global Citizen


So I studied in Malaga,
Spain for four months from the beginning of
January to the end of May. And I was there completing
my Spanish minor. Hands down the thing I enjoyed
most and the biggest lesson I learned was how
important it is to step out of your comfort zone. The whole experience
really taught me that when you do
things that scare you or things that
you never expected that you’d do that’s really
where the most growth comes out of. And I really feel like
the past four months, I grew as a person
so, so, so much. Well, I studied abroad
in Scotland for the spring 2019 semester. And I had a really
amazing time over there. I was really able to
increase my world view. Just taking courses
in a foreign country gives you a whole new
perspective on how to proceed, for example, history in my case
and just academics as a whole. It made me aware that the
American interpretation of history, for example, is
obviously not the only one. And I’m glad I got
to experience that from a wide variety
of professors of a wide variety
of nationalities. So that’s an experience
that it’s priceless. So I’ve studied in Australia,
Honduras, Costa Rica, and Bhutan. So definitely, as
a person, I think studying abroad just kind of
opened up my perspective a lot. It’s really changed
the way that I think I view the world as
well as just things here and compared to when I
first started at university. You meet a lot of
people and realize how everybody kind of views
things differently and has a different way of living their
lives and things like that. And so I just I think it makes
you think differently about how then you live your life. I would definitely say to make
an appointment at the Center for International Education. Talk to one of the professors
there, anyone there. Come talk to one
of us and then just tell us what you’re wanting
to get out of an experience abroad. And there’s definitely going to
be a program for you out there. And whether it’s through
Salisbury or through a program like ISA, there is definitely
something out there for everybody. It’s not something you’re
likely to have the option to do, I think, always. And so if you’re
thinking about it here, I definitely think you
should study abroad if you get the chance.

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