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Sara M. McCarthyFreshman Environmental Sciences major Sara M. McCarthy studied abroad in Mexico through the All-Scholars Mexico short-term program in Winter 2009.

"This winter break, I journeyed through the Yucatan Peninsula with the All-Scholars Mexico study abroad program. While we visited many beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, ecological parks, and artisan markets, I was most interested in learning about the Mexican relationship with the environment."

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Michael CataFreshman Political Science and Economics major Michael Cata studied abroad in England through the London Honors short-term program in December 2009.

"Traveling abroad through the London Honors Program had a profound impact on my education here at Ohio State. During the trip I saw the importance of learning outside the classroom and absorbing the world myself."

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Alexandra HajohnFreshman Alexandra Hajohn studied abroad in England through the London Honors short-term program in December 2009.

"The opportunity to spend 10 days in London with the London Honors program defined my first quarter at OSU. It was an amazing opportunity to visit places I'll never forget like the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and The Tower of London. It was truly learning through living."

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Joshua J. KurzPhD student studying Educational Policy and Leadership Joshua J. Kurz studied abroad in Rome, Italy through the Public Space: Intercultural Studies in Contemporary Landscapes program in the winter of 2009.

"Our Roman holiday was spent trying to understand what makes this city work. A fall quarter seminar in the Architecture department gathered an interdisciplinary group of graduate and undergraduate students together to embark on a comparative analysis of public space in Columbus and Rome."

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Mui ChoiFreshmen Human Resources major Mui Choi studied abroad in Mexico through the All-Scholars Mexico short-term program in Winter 2009.

"This year, instead of heading home for Winter Break, I found myself trekking to the Yucatan Peninsula on the All-Scholars Mexico study abroad program. I expected to be awed by the beaches and to be humbled by the Mayan ruins, but I found myself more drawn to the people and how they have been affected by the shrinkage of the world, in particular the global economy (as illustrated by the presence of American stores)."

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