Snippets from ‘The Student Printz’ 1 September 2011

Students seize overseas opportunities by Jonathan Andrews

There are a variety of study abroad programs available to those interested in expanding their horizons by studying in foreign countries.

Brittany Murphy, a senior history major, spent nearly three weeks in Vietnam as part of a study abroad program.

“I think that it’s more than just a gaining of knowledge, it’s a gaining of experience, an eye opener and, in my case, a heart opener,” Murphy said. “If a student is skeptical about studying abroad, I’d tell them that it would change their mind, their heart and their soul,” she said.

Jessica Nester also spent some time abroad, but chose [to] be a part of the program in Spain.

Nester, whose study abroad trip was her first outside the country explained that being in a place where everyone speaks a different language can seem daunting at first, but having others in the same situation, like fellow students in a study abroad program, can help ease the transition.

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