I discovered a love for art history my freshman year in an honors course with Dr. Esther Sparks. She was so passionate about art history and her students. Dr. Sparks painted such a vivid picture of the history behind the art, its importance and significance. When considering study abroad locations, because of the class I took on a whim and Dr. Sparks whom I adored, I knew I wanted to travel somewhere with rich history, culture, art, and architecture. On every street corner of Florence, Italy, stands some piece of history; therefore, I have chosen this location for my study abroad experience. I am completely awestruck by not only the beauty of these masterpieces, but by the stories they hold. I find myself daydreaming of the people who created these magnificent structures, who they were, and what they thought of themselves and their creations. My goal is to immerse myself in the culture and absorb as much knowledge and understanding of Italian history and traditions as I possibly can so that I may, in turn, become a more well rounded individual.
Studying abroad would force me to interact with others and put myself out there to make the most of a trip that I would otherwise never experience. I want nothing more than to leave the purview of my comfort-zone. I know there is a potential within me, but I also know that it’s my responsibility to myself, and Papa as well, to force it out. Being furtive will take me no further than I’ve already come. In that sense, I will benefit monumentally. My enjoyment as well as academic success abroad will depend on socializing with varieties of people Shawnee State University could never provide. Among those people, most importantly, are those different from myself. As an e-board member of two different clubs, I believe communicating with different types of people would be an invaluable experience. Immersing myself into settings that challenge me to become more than I am would lead to the growth of my socializing skills and the confidence I posses pertaining to them, which is perhaps of greatest importance professionally speaking. And then, personally, I would learn about the heritage of a man that I loved so deeply. I would make him proud, and that surpasses any goal I could ever set. Going to Italy would be an adventure, and I plan to embrace
Traveling and learning about other cultures have been an important part of my life. I am actually planning on taking a gap year between high school and college. I believe that the experiences and world perspective I will learn while my year in Italy as an exchange student will bring a unique perspective to the honors college. I also will be increasingly open to others openings, helping to create a more open learning environment, which I hope will pave the way for a success if I am admitted to the honors
When coming to college the words “study abroad” is thrown around frequently to the students. If you stop and pay a little attention you can really see the positives to studying abroad. The Italian Life and Culture program at Meredith College can really help influence students in benefiting to all of the educational, personal, and social aspects of studying abroad.
Amazingly my grandmother and namesake landed in America on July 4, 1906 and I will land in Italy on July 4, 2016. As an older student and parent I know studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. It will be one of the best and most important aspects of my learning journey. The prospect of learning in a foreign country from instructors with different teaching skills as well as different curricula excites me. Being a non-traditional student allows me to fully understand the opportunity that lies ahead. It will allow me to learn about a different place and culture. I believe a person can never stop learning and improving herself, and this will give me an amazing opportunity to do
I am a Spanish major with a track in Secondary Education and a minor in International Studies, and I am an Honors College student. Hence, my course schedule is rather tight and does not have much flexibility. This study abroad program is of great assistance, as I will be able to get credits for my Spanish major and Honors College electives during the summer while exploring a new country. Through this experience, I will be able to enhance my academic interests. I am hoping to immensely improve my Spanish language skills and see education from an international perspective. Also, the Honors College emphasizes the importance of experiential learning through study abroad. In addition, my professional career goals include teaching Spanish and going
Iowa State University prides itself on its mission to “Create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place” (Iowa State University Office of the President: Mission and Vision). This mission focuses on the success of each and every student that attends Iowa State. In order for Iowa State’s Study Abroad program to follow the foundational mission of the entire university, it had to create a mission that also focused on the students. The mission they have formed and stand today consists of: putting emphasis on developing strong international adventures. In order for students to go out to other countries to receive a quality education, the Study Abroad program must create a strong base on which they are able to form equal quality education as Iowa State provides no matter where a student goes. To promote opportunities that are inclusive and affordable for all students. To prepare students and directors for success when studying abroad. To advance standards of safety and uphold
This was a fantastic opportunity because it allowed me not only to learn new skills but also for me to grow as a person. Once someone decides to further their education, things are seeing so differently. It is learning skills, learn about culture, even learn how to speak differently.
My experience at Milan was excellent. From the front desk to the instructors, everyone wanted to see me succeed. There was always lots of support and encouraging words. So much so that I would like to come back and be a Medical Assistant instructor at Milan someday. I also hope to continue my education and become a Registered Nurse.
First of all, this program gives me an opportunity to meet other students from Japan. I think learning and living with people from different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds can definitely be a very unique experience for students. And I would like to be one of those lucky students. Moreover, this program can definitely change my tiny world to bigger world. I think
During my sophomore year of spring 2016, I had the amazing opportunity of studying abroad. For five months I lived in Melbourne, Australia and had a wonderful experience. I hope I can help anyone who has any questions
In participating from this wonderful opportunity, I hope to gain a lot of experience from this trip, learning about the history of the school, and having a lot of fun while learning about the school. I also wish to be able to gain more wisdom from this opportunity that I have been presented with. This is will be a great learning experience for me, especially to learn about the history of the school I am
The purpose of this letter is to recommend Marco Mauti for the $1,000 scholarship. Marco has worked hard to get where he is at in his final year of high school. He has upheld a job, which is also very important in showing that he has the utmost responsibility instilled in him. Continuously he comes to class primed to learn, as well as participate, and works well with others in a very constructive manner.