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Study Abroad Profile: Logan Williams

Logan Williams abroad in Germany

Program: WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management 
Location: Germany 
Rank: Senior 
Major: Accounting

“I chose to study abroad through the Fisher College of Business because I knew of their excellent reputation and connections with business schools around the world. Fisher has made studying abroad a simple and fun experience since day one. The coordinator, Kozue Isozaki, set very clear expectations regarding the exchange program, and from her I felt assured of the program's security and helpfulness to its students. I chose WHU because of the business school's reputation on the global scale, and because of my respect for the German culture and people. It is one of the top management schools in Europe, and the country offers an inside look at a successful national economy that is much different from the United States.

I think studying abroad has enriched my educational experience because it has allowed me to see how business students from around the world are educated. The school I attend enrolls students from all over Europe, and employs a style of learning different from the traditional style in America. Students are asked to think more creatively, in my opinion, through more engaging class work, such as Buckeye abroad Logan Williamscase studies and reading discussions. A semester abroad has rounded my educational experience and helped me to learn and think in different ways. Through my travels it has also allowed me to better understand the different cultures of European nations.

My favorite memory from my exchange semester thus far has been my three days spent in Austria. I traveled to the cities of Salzburg and Hallstatt in western Austria. The landscape was remarkable, and the people and culture were most memorable. I will never forget my dinner in an authentic Austrian restaurant, where I was seated with a young Austrian couple and their dog. We talked over drinks, then enjoyed schnitzel and a traditional Austrian poultry dish. They told me a little bit about their lives, their home city and nation, and were delighted to listen to everything I had to say about my travels, life in the states, and everything in between. It was certainly something I'll remember forever.”