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Priya White visits Iguaçu Falls during her Semester at Sea study abroadA Fisher College of Business marketing major, Priya White studied abroad via Semester at Sea during autumn semester 2019.

“I have always loved to travel so going into college I knew that I wanted to study abroad at some point. With Semester at Sea I got the chance to explore 10+ vastly different countries and learn about different cultures and lifestyles around the world. It was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience that taught me what it means to be a global citizen."

"For me, being a global citizen means being aware of issues and cultures throughout the world and understanding how different communities derive and connect with each other. One of the most important things in the path to recognizing what global citizenship means, is being willing to open your mind and heart to learning about and embracing new cultures without too much judgement.”

Rachel Rothstein studied abroad via Semester as Sea in 2019.Rachel Rothstein is a strategic communications major who studied abroad via Semester at Sea, visiting 11 countries, for spring semester 2019.

It’s hard to put into words the massive impact Semester at Sea had on me. It is a once-in-lifetime experience, and I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity. Everyone says SAS will change you. You get to discover yourself while discovering the world. I don’t think it changed who I am, though. I think it allowed me to truly become myself.

From the friendships I made to the places I saw and the lessons I learned, I figured out who I am and the type of person I want to continue to be. Looking at things from all perspectives is such an important life lesson but one that can be difficult to learn. SAS taught me the true meaning of culture and how to view the world from cultures other than my own. Being able to do this has helped me grow as a person and become a global citizen.

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Education Abroad Profiles

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