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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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Alexandria SpeakmanSenior, Spanish major, Alexandria Speakman traveled to Cholucteca, Honduras with the program, College of Nursing Outreach, Honduras during the 2014 spring break.

"As a Spanish major with a pre-med focus this trip was too perfect for me. I was chosen by Dr. Glenn Martinez, head of the Spanish and Portuguese Department at The Ohio State University to be an official translator for the physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists and all the students on the trip and it was a huge honor."

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Kavian AndersonSenior, biological engineer major, Kavian Anderson, traveled to Costa Rica during spring break 2014 with the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on a service learning trip.

"What specifically attracted me the CFAES Costa Rica: Service Learning Program is that it caters to my studies, it was affordable and it was a great way to use my spring break to serve others. Many engineers don’t get a chance to study abroad because the curriculum doesn’t allow for it, so it excited me to learn that we would be building biodigesters on this trip, which is something I had been learning about in my classes."

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Dominic DiCamilloSophomore, Dominic DiCamillo, business administration major, traveled during his 2014 spring break to Costa Rica with Fisher College of Business' Emerging Market Global Lab.

"Prior to my trip to Costa Rica I had never been outside the country, let alone seen a beach! This opportunity was one that fit perfectly into my schedule, and would allow me to get international experience without sacrificing any time as a buckeye here at Ohio State."

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Sierra enjoys the view in New ZealandSierra Jepsen, sophomore, agricultural business and applied economics major, traveled to New Zealand in December 2013 to study Human and Animal Interactions.

“I was really excited to hear that the focus of the New Zealand study abroad was on Human and Animal interactions. I have taken an extreme interest in international livestock production and I hope to guide my career path in this direction.”

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NicoleNicole Koubek, sophomore, business logistics major, traveled to Italy and Ireland with the Fisher College of Business Freshman Global lab during the 2013 May session.

“I had never been to Europe before, but after this trip, I hope I will get the opportunity to go back someday. We not only got to view some of the most famous places in the world, but we also had the pleasure of getting to meet with companies, such as Yahoo, and see their headquarters and how their everyday operations work.”

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