Studying abroad will be an experience of a lifetime. Going beyond the US Coastlines that I have never crossed will get be valuable life lessons that I must learn to be successful in my future career. I want to increase my knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom, and I believe the best way to do that for me is to continue to go beyond those small town borders that have kept me
I wish to reach the High Schoolers because that is a crucial stage in their life when they begin to decide what they want to do when they get to college, whether or not they want to study at a school in another country. Also I wish to reach out to the College students, because after all of the clutter and responsibility, they feel as if their hope to study abroad is lost, as if there is no chance whatsoever. After returning from studying abroad through the Gilman Scholarship, I will be able to be a light, a hope to those who desire to go abroad. I will be able to speak about my travel, and how the experience impacting many of the misconceptions I had of other cultures. Finally, I will be able to support not only the Gilman, but the general Idea of studying abroad, which will be a crucial key to putting an end to cultural division. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.” If only we could see that knowledge comes through experience, then maybe the things that we learn in schools, the prejudices and brokenness brought about by racism and division, will go from head knowledge to heart knowledge. Experience takes what we know and makes it a reality, and when it becomes a reality, change is just around the corner. Through the Gilman Scholarship funding, I long to truly
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.
As a Hispanic Studies minor being able to spend a whole year in a hispanic country is a complete dream come true. Being completely immersed in the culture I fell in love with six years ago will be able to open so many doors for me in my studies of hispanic societies. This will help increase my written and oral language abilities and my knowledge of the culture. However, I think the biggest lesson I will get out of studying abroad will be the power to be more open minded. Learning about a new culture teaches one to look at situations in a different way than they are used to. This will be useful in my dream profession as a child advocate lawyer. I will have to be able to assess the problem in as many different ways as possible to decide how the
This title gotchya huh? So before I convince you to commit five or so minutes reading this blog, let me just keep it honest right here: there's no blood, no broken bones, not even a fever involved, but I still ended up in an ambulance in rural Italy.
Studying Abroad will give me the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and the culture of a new land, learning about my major in a different context as well as learning another nation's culture and
Everything had led up to this moment. There were the remaining two finalists at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, ready to risk it all. I tensed my shoulders, ready to make the final jump that would land me onto the podium. After jumping off the bed and nailing a perfect landing, I was an all American gymnast. I ran toward the makeshift gold medal, a marvelous sight made of a single dollar coin taped to a piece of yard. I looked backwards to see how the other finalist had fared, and every compelling emotion swapped places for a single word: dread. Forty minutes later, we were at JFK’s emergency center, awaiting the results of my brother’s MRI.
Studying abroad would enrich me in multiple aspects and help me understand the balance between rights and responsibilities as well. I know that I am capable to adapt to such a different culture and environment as I am the type of person who never gives up and fights for what she wants to achieve. Today I am asking you for the opportunity to make this possible. Eventually, I would like to go back to El Salvador to give back and aid in the road to recovery. Today, I am asking you to let me be part of
The world has so many different things to contribute when it comes to customs, knowledge, and ways of going about life. If people have the oppurtunity to travel they should take advantage of it. Which is why I want to participate in one of UK’s study abroad programs. Traveling the world has always been something I’ve wanted to do, and what better way to do it then through your education. UK offers so many different programs in so many different areas, I’ll be able to use this study abroad program to not only enhance myself and education, but to also enhance and educate those around me. I’ll be able to learn different customs and expand my knowledge then bring it all back to my home at
Education is a never-ending learning process that has always been a piece of our life. As education is a building block in our lives, we are eager to put profoundly into our education. Good education will lead us to the bright future. With the fast advancement of public opinion, we have entered an era of information explosion which the necessity of studying abroad has turned into a developing pattern among youth. Most of the students feel that studying abroad is better than studying in local universities. As the saying goes, “the grass always looks greener on the other side of fence.” In this way, I believe that considering abroad have extraordinary points of benefits.
My country team was the Islamic Republic of Iran. When I started the simulation Iran had a lot going on. The relations with Saudi Arabia were going very bad rather quickly for many reasons. One being: Iran is a predominately Shia and Saudi Arabia is predominately Sunni which is a big problem. The second was the execution of a prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, which was part of a larger mass execution in fact it was the largest in a quarter century. The third reason is they are fighting a large scale proxy war in Yemen . this proxy war is being fought for regional power if the rebels were to win Iran has a puppet state under their control. The proxy war could escalate into a full blown war between to powers in the Middle East. Another thing that was
It wasn’t until my journey in Italy that I realized I cast my emotions too show strength and stay away from being hurt. I am a people pleaser and I fear disappointing the people I love. I try to tiptoe around emotions and ignore how I really feel about things. I feel that I was just coasting life as it came to me with a laid back mindsets before Italy. I hate to think about negative things in the world and always try to stay positive. To me, before Italy, I lived life staying out of trouble. I would over think what people thought of me as well as over think actions that I had already made. I was always worried about everyone else but never really focused on myself. I never realized that I was repressing things from my past into my subconscious.