Last semester I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad. I did a full semester in Brazil where I studied Public Health, Race, and Human Rights. This experience helped me grow as a person, student, and as a leader.
While abroad I was able to have many exciting experiences from learning a new language and culture to visiting and sleeping in the Amazons. It wasn’t only about these exciting new adventures.
I was also able to intern for an organization called Força Feminina (Women’s Force). During my time with this organization I learned about their approach and was able to do a community service project.
Personally, I had many doubts about the possibility of me actually studying abroad. I had 2 major concerns:
How was I going to pay for the semester? What about my bills here at home?
2) Course acceptance
Would the credits transfer? Would I be set back on my graduation date?
We all have our doubts about taking a risk and while many of you might not want to do a full semester abroad like I did, there are many different ways to study abroad.
The Universities at Shady Grove is hosting an information session on study abroad which I highly encourage everyone to visit!