Perspective. The dictionary defines it as a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view and that's what it is. Perspective is all about a way of seeing things. Sometimes for prospective study abroad students it's better to hear another student who has gone abroad and their perspective about education abroad. Sometimes its more comforting and reassuring if a student sees someone who is their age and someone from the same school as them who has gone abroad. So many students have dreams to travel the world, but are always a little hesitant to take that first step because it's out of their comfort zone and is something completely new. For students it's easier to relate to other students, someone who is in the same shoes as them at this very time, versus always hearing about it through a faculty perspective. I've decided to dedicate this blog post to seeing education abroad through another students perspective.
Sierra Hartman studied abroad this past summer in Spain for six weeks. Here is a little of Sierra's time abroad, the things she saw and experienced and how it changed her as a person.
I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain for two months this past summer and
it was one of the best experiences of my life. I studied International
Business for 6 credits over a 6 week time span. I really enjoyed my
classes and was surprised at how much I actually learned in such a small
amount of time. I stayed in an apartment with 4 other girls, who I
became really close with and hope to visit with within the year. Some of
my favorite parts of being abroad was the architecture, the streets,
buildings, everything was just AMAZING. Barcelona has a lot of history but
is still a really "young" city, when nighttime hit; the city would light
up and all the people would come out. I have been back now for almost
two months and I am already planning an internship abroad for next
summer. It was such a rewarding experience for me, I got the chance to
learn about other cultures, and learn a lot about myself along the way.
Studying abroad is something everyone should do, for their career, and