Meet CMU Study Abroad Alumni

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Macy Webb-Alexander

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

"I studied abroad for a semester in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. I could not recommend studying abroad more, as it was one of the best experiences of my life! I got to travel to 18 different countries throughout Europe, experiencing new places and cultures at every stop. I grew as a person in ways I never expected, and it created many opportunities for me that would not have been available otherwise. It can be intimidating at first, but it is so worth it, I promise!"

 

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Joy Quinn - Daegu, South Korea

Keimyung University, Psychology Major 

"Studying abroad at Keimyung University in South Korea was one of the best decisions I've ever made! The friends I made, especially the ones I had Korean Language class with, will forever remain in my heart. Beyond the amazing people I met, I got to live on one of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen (second only to CMU, of course). I was able to travel the entirety of country during my time there, as it only takes 4 hours by train, and got to see incredible landscapes all throughout. Lastly, during numerous trips to Japan I was able to visit historical sites like Mt. Fuji, the Otorri gate, and the Atomic Dome in Hiroshima. I truly will never forget my time abroad."

 

Delaney Letts - Milan, Italydelaney-profile.jpg

Universityà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Mass Communication Major

"My favorite memory from studying abroad was be running around Paris in the freezing cold November weather. I did not realize how cold I was until the end of each night, sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower watching it twinkle on the hour. I loved meeting people from all around the world. I made best friends with my Italian buddy as well as became close with friends from England, the Netherlands, and Australia."

 

patricia-profile.jpgPatricia Willer - Palmerston North, New Zealand

Massey University, Biology Major

"I chose to study abroad because I wanted to travel and experience new cultures. I also wanted to explore the hidden beauty of this world. My favorite memory from my experience is my 2 week trip to the South Island. I saw so many places and each of them were different. We lived out of our rental car, cherished warm showers, and hiked trails with unimaginable views. I also formed strong bonds with the people I traveled with. We tacked obstacles together and shared in personal victories. You are not alone when you travel abroad!"

 

Danielle Sakala - Joensuu, Finlanddani-profile.jpg

University of Eastern Finland, Criminal Justice Major

"I decided to study abroad when I was having a hard time with some personal matters. It seemed like the right time to go out in the world and see that there really IS more to the world. The experiences were absolutely worth it. My favorite memory was night swimming in the Arctic Ocean in Norway while watching the northern lights while sitting in the sauna. I had some experiences that I would not have made anywhere else. Studying abroad can be hard to get going but is completely worth it. I met some life long friends, my boyfriend, and traveled to some of the most beautiful places! I think the experience alone helped me grow as a person, it was a short and quick four months but I’ll remember them forever!"

 

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Universityà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Business Administration Major

"I studied abroad because I wanted to see what the world had to offer. I wanted to see a different perspective of the world and to see how other parts of the world worked compared to our country. My favorite part of studying abroad was just experiencing how different Europe was. Every country was unique in their own way. It was totally worth it as a college student. There's nothing better than going to class every other day and then flying out to a new country every weekend for a cheap price."

 

 

Lauren Gilbreath - Angers, Francelauren-profile.jpg

Universityé d`Angers - Business Administration Major

"I wanted to study abroad because my dream has always been to go to France and since my major is international business, I thought it would be a good idea if I actually went somewhere international! Going alone abroad was scary at first and I definitely had to learn to be more independent. The school system was very different and very confusing and adapting to French culture was hard at first. Despite that, I would say it’s worth it! I got to see so many new places meet so many new people and get a once in a lifetime experience! I also now have friends from all over the world that I can go visit and that will hopefully come visit me someday!"