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Study Abroad Profile: Shannon Coates



Shannon Coates in IsraelProgram: Living Jerusalem Study Tour
Location: Israel
Rank: Graduated
Major: Human Development and Family Studies

“It is particularly important in the Middle East. So many Americans are so ignorant about life in the Middle East. I was asked if they had internet, if they had cars or rode donkeys, if they were civilized. These kinds of questions scare me and sadden me. You do not understand these people. I have only been to Israel, but from my experience, they were the most loving, hardworking, independent people! Even people who did not know us would politely come up and engage in conversations.”