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IMG 20181230 095220Mia Feist, a third year civil engineering major and humanitarian engineering minor, studied abroad in Ghana through the Engineering Service-Learning in Ghana program during winter break 2018. 

When I first started college, my only goal was to travel as much as I could. I started by spending a week in Guatemala for another study abroad program, followed by an internship through the same organization this past summer. This helped ingnite my passion for humanitarian work. I spent hours looking through study abroad options, and Africa always stuck out the most to me. This program allowed me to travel along to a rural area of Ghana, known as Kpando, to see first hand the effects of malnourishment and unfiltered water has on the surrounding communities. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

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Cyprus2Hannah Grayem studied abroad in Paphos, Cyprus, on the Geography of the European Union program, in May 2018. She is a sophomore majoring in finance and minoring in legal foundations of society.

I chose this study abroad program because of the unique location and cultural experience. The historical monuments, traditional Greek cuisine, perfect Mediterranean climate, natural beauty of the island, and rich cultural diversity provided for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our professor, Dr. Constantinou, and his Greek Cypriot ethnicity, made the country all the more welcoming.

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Education Abroad Profiles

  • Emily Maxson is all smiles while abroad in Ghana

    Emily Maxson

    Emily Maxson, a senior majoring in health sciences, traveled to Ghana, Africa during May 2015 to participate in a Pay It Forward program with The Akumanyi Foundation and Achiase Children’s Ho ...

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  • Laurie Hamame overlooks the small town of San Gimignano

    Laurie Hamame

    Laurie Hamame, a junior studying journalism, traveled through a third-party provider, Arcadia University, on the program Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy to study Italilan and photography. ...

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