1. How have you changed as a person after studying abroad?
I don’t think I’ve changed too much after studying abroad. I feel that I’m the same person I was before I left. My favorite part about studying abroad was being able to live in such old cities, with old buildings much different from how modern everything looks here.
2. What self-discovery surprised you?
It was very interesting that 8 complete strangers became great friends from our trip. We all relied on each other and were able to have a rewarding experience together.
3. If you took courses in your major; how has studying abroad impacted your understanding of your major?
I was able to see firsthand, the nursing profession in France and Germany. I was able to visit hospitals and also learn about the educational systems they have to become a nurse.
4. Single greatest benefit of studying abroad?
Being able to speak French in public was very rewarding, after studying it for so many years. It was a great experience to speak with nursing students to learn about their studies and lives as well.
5. How did your life goals change?
I don’t think my life goals have really changed that much. I hope to be able to work/volunteer abroad as a nurse in third world countries for periods of my life.
6. What was your favorite experience?
My favorite experience was going to the nude spas in Baden-Baden, Germany. It was really a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something a bit out of the ordinary.
7. Any advice for future participants?
Do as much as you can while abroad, spend time exploring with your groups. Many students spent a lot of time sleeping since they were tired from their flights-don’t make that mistake.
8. Would you study abroad again? Why?
I would study abroad again in a heartbeat. Having the experience to be somewhere else, eat different foods and be in a totally different place is very thrilling and fun.