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Buckeye Abroad, Ali Baker, in IrelandAli Baker, a sophomore studying speech and hearing science and education, traveled abroad with the May session program, The History and Archaeology of Medieval Ireland: Trim and the Blackfriary.

"I’ve only been at Ohio State for a year, but I’m confident that the four weeks I spent in Ireland will be some of my favorite memories. I got to know my professor personally, bond with 17 other Buckeyes I never would have had the opportunity to meet, and learn the history of Ireland without a single text book. In just a month, I got to visit so many amazing places in Ireland from Belfast to Loughcrew to the Cliffs of Moher, find artifacts from a 13th century friary, and immerse myself in the Irish culture."

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Maddie and other Buckeyes abroad at Visegrád Castle Maddie Corley, a junior majoring in public health, utilized her Second-Year Transformational Experience Program fellowship to study abroad with the 2015 Global May Hungary program.

“Studying abroad benefitted my college experience in unimaginable ways. It is completely different to be immersed in an area while learning about its history and politics and news rather than learning about it in a classroom across the world. In learning about Budapest while exploring Budapest, I grew to appreciate the city for its architecture, culture, and history because I was learning concurrently with my excursions.

I have also grown so much in knowledge and as a person, whether that means being self-sufficient on public transport or getting by with a language I had never heard before, so studying abroad has really helped me become better and change my view of the world."

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Emily Maxson is all smiles while abroad in GhanaEmily Maxson, a senior majoring in health sciences, traveled to Ghana, Africa during May 2015 to participate in a Pay It Forward program with The Akumanyi Foundation and Achiase Children’s Home.

“I knew that I wanted to choose a program that was service oriented because I have a strong passion for helping others. The Akumanyi Foundation stood out to me because it was a program that was going to allow me to be fully immersed into a brand new culture and lifestyle. We stayed on scene at the orphanage in Achiase for two weeks and we were living just as the kids were, bucket showers and all. This program was going to allow me to make a difference in the kids’ lives while I was there as well and after I left."

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Katie Armstrong Hugs a Koala in Port Douglas, AustraliaKatie Armstrong, a freshman majoring in business administration, is a Buckeye abroad studying down under with the Australian program, Sustaining Human Societies and the Environment.

"This summer I will be studying sustainability in North Queensland, and although my study abroad program will not directly relate to my major of Business Marketing, I could not pass up the opportunity to learn about sustainability in Australia. One of the biggest appeals for me and what I am most looking forward to, is snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef."

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Karolina Chimchenko in PolandGraduate student, Karolina Chimchenko, studying Slavic and East European studies, traveled to Warsaw, Poland for two months in September 2014 to intern at the Lech Walesa Institute, a human rights nongovernmental organization.

“Not only did my internship experience allow me to develop professionally and broaden my understanding of Polish history and culture, adjusting to life in Poland’s bustling capital also developed my character. Although this was not the first time I visited Poland, it was my first time in the country alone and the city was unfamiliar to me."

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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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