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Wolfe scholarship recipient, Kelsey Ryan, a junior majoring in neuroscience traveled to Karnataka, India as part of the 2014 Public Health Perspectives: India study abroad program.

“My study abroad experience was studying global public health and public health within the scope of India. We stayed at a prestigious university in the southern Indian country of Karnataka and had lectures in their beautiful (and air conditioned!) library on campus. We learned the basics of global public health and the history of Indian culture. Field visits were taken just about every day to health centers such as primary and secondary clinics, rural clinics, hospitals, women and child health center, a preschool and a pediatric clinic. We got to see first-hand how the poorest of Indian society receives medical care from the government as well as the differences between the American and Indian health systems."

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David Minich, a senior majoring in animal sciences, has traveled to Ecuador, Ireland and South Africa to study abroad during his undergraduate career with Ohio State.

“Before coming to The Ohio State University, my scope of the world ventured no further than my own travels in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. However, all of that changed during my first quarter here at Ohio State when I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador on one of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences study abroad programs."

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Wolfe scholarship recipient, Caroline Milliken, a junior majoring in English pre-education and strategic communication traveled to Budapest, Hungary as part of the 2014 Global May Hungary program.

“It was important for me to study abroad because I believe that it is important to understand and acknowledge the larger world community of which we are all a part. Learning about diverse perspectives, as well as seeing new, historic and beautiful places, is a way of becoming more connected to the past and the future of the world as a whole. My study abroad experience even helped me redefine my career path, as it introduced me to the concepts of city and regional planning, making me more interested in urban design and living abroad after graduation."

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Kristen WrightWolfe Scholarship recipient, Kristen Wright, a senior majoring in visual communication design spent February through July 2013 in Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany with the International Exchange Program.

“I learned more than I ever could’ve expected on this trip. It was my first time out of the country, and certainly not my last. I walked away feeling as if the whole point of my time abroad was not to just learn in the classroom, but learn from every experience I encountered. I chose this location and program because of the rich design history in Germany and our department’s long lasting relationship with HfG Gmünd.”

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Megan DavisMegan Davis, a senior majoring in English, traveled to England for six weeks with the 2013 Greenwich Summer Program.

Having never been abroad—unless you count the Canadian side of Niagara Falls—I was thrilled to learn that there existed a study abroad program in a city I’ve always wanted to visit: London. And better yet, I would be studying some of my favorite authors in the very location their works came to life. I was, of course, excited for my first real trek as a global citizen, but I never imagined it would be so enriching, life-changing, fun, liberating, and inspiring.”

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Kristin AndersonKristin Anderson, junior, human development and family science major, checks in after her time abroad in Chile on an independent study program, ISA Summer Spanish Culture and Language.

“I chose South America because I wanted to volunteer in an orphanage, and my experience was unlike any other. I am so grateful that I was able to have the opportunity to learn from others, while also having others learn from me.”

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Amanda PrickettSenior, Amanda Prickett, an animal sciences major, spent six weeks in January through February of 2013 with the Alpha Zeta Partners Study Abroad Program in Piracicaba, Brazil.

“Studying abroad was something I had no intentions of doing at the onset of my collegiate career, but it ended up being truly life-changing."

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desiree gaddisSophomore, marketing and economics major, Desiree Gaddis shares her experience from her 2014 spring semester abroad, studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

“I've used every chance I've gotten to travel around Scotland and the rest of Europe. I even did a 10 day backpacking trip to five different countries, and spent my spring break traveling Scandinavia with some friends. I've met friends from all over the world and made memories that will last me a lifetime, yet I could not have done it without the love and support of my family and friends back home. I can't wait to be back at Ohio State to share my amazing experiences.”

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Jennifer LawsonSenior, nursing major, Jennifer Lawson, shares her experience from her time abroad in Nicaragua during May 2013.

“Before my experience in Nicaragua, I had never been out of the country before. I wanted to experience and be immersed in a new culture. I loved the idea that these new experiences could positively impact my future career as a nurse, which is why I chose this program.”

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O-H-I-O with Big Ben in LondonFirst year student, Kristen Darah, finance major, traveled to England during the 2014 spring break with the London Honors Program.

"I wanted to be able to experience London first hand, instead of just learning about it in class. It was one of the most amazing experiences! I loved being able to explore the city and experience a different culture than my own. My favorite memory was making many new friends and being up close to Big Ben."

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Vishal AminVishal Amin, a junior majoring in finance, traveled Costa Rica with the Emerging Markets Global Lab during the 2014 spring break.

"To travel to Costa Rica opened my mind to a different experience, which is something that I will always hold on to. Having a language barrier really affected me in a positive way."

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Eric VinyardEric Vinyard, freshman in the exploration program, studied abroad during the 2014 spring break to London, England with the London Honors program.

"I love connecting with people, and I have realized that traveling with others is one of the best ways to truly forge a bond with another person...The trip was amazing, and it felt like a dream. I wish my friends and I could have stayed there longer, but I'm glad we got to even stay for a week.”

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danielle kuzmaDanielle Kuzma, a freshman marketing major, participated in the London Honors Program, traveling to London, England over spring break 2014.

"I participated in this course for a way to get my feet wet in the study abroad experience. I was pretty sure I wanted to include studying abroad in my college experience, but now I know for sure! I absolutely loved my time abroad and learned so much even in just a short term."

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Nicolas FernandezNicolas Fernandez, freshman electrical and computer engineering major, traveled to Honduras with the Engineering Service Learning at Montana de Luz program during the 2014 spring break.

"During my spring break in 2014, I took part in the Engineering Service Learning trip in Montana de Luz, at an orphanage for kids born with HIV/AIDS in Honduras. I lived with these kids, while simultaneously applying engineering coursework to help the orphanage. I was the team leader in charge of the aquaponics project, a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment."

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Whitney ChristianWhitney Christian, fourth year medical student traveled to Choluteca, Honduras for an interprofessional medical mission trip during the course of the 2014 spring break.

"I chose to participate in this trip to a medically underserved region of Honduras as my final clinical experience during my four years of med school, and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only did it allow me to put to work my undergraduate Spanish minor and all that I’ve learned in four years of medical education, it gave me the amazing opportunity to travel abroad and serve such deserving and grateful communities of people that, otherwise, I would have never met."

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