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Kaeleigh FarrishA senior Marketing and Spanish Linguistics double major, Kaeleigh Farrish studied abroad through Semester at Sea in Autumn 2009.

"My voyage circumnavigated the globe, visiting 13 countries on four continents. I slept on the Great Wall, visited the Taj, rode a camel in Morocco, camped in the African desert, hiked an active volcano in Guatemala and experienced firsthand the unyielding, unifying determination of the human spirit. It completely changed my life."

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Cassie Swafford

Freshman Biology major Cassie Swafford studied abroad in England through the London Honors short-term program in December 2009.

"Spending ten days in London helped me gain perspective - both about the world and about my own education. Learning about the history and culture of London through a study abroad program was a great alternative to the traditional classroom experience."

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Brian NoviFreshman Biomedical Engineering major Brian Novi studied abroad in England through the London Honors short-term program in Winter 2009.

"After a full quarter of lectures and research about London’s historical aspects and British culture, the class experienced all of this first hand. Every day was an adventure!"

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Matt SugitanMechanical Engineering major Matt Sugitan studied abroad in Germany through the Ohio State German Language Program in Dresden in the summer of 2008.

"This summer has been the most enjoyable and enriching experience of my life. As a student in the Dresden language program, I took classes which covered the language and culture of Germany."

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Marcela SantosGraduate student Marcela Santos with a Master of Architecture studied abroad in Rome, Italy through the Public Space: Intercultural Studies in Contemporary Landscapes program in the winter of 2009.

"I am originally from Brazil, and this unique study abroad program within my study abroad at Ohio State University is an incredible addition to my life experience. As an Architecture student, visiting Rome is almost an essential thing to do, in order to enhance my perception of space, scale and perspective."

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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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