Learn more about some of our featured alumni, their study abroad experience and what they did when they returned home for their Follow-on Service Project.
Home Institution: Texas A&M
Studying abroad made me realize the dire need for professional experts on Earth's water resources to solve the environmental and societal challenges facing the world's water supply.
Home Institution: University of Utah
My time abroad has encouraged me to pursue further efforts in engineering abroad…I have been able to focus on what I would like to do for a career long term.
Home Institution: The Evergreen State College
Country: New Zealand
I feel that my [experience] has been the catalyst for what will most likely end up a career for me – serving underrepresented populations of indigenous people by helping them understand and strengthen their connections to their diverse and unique communities.
Home Institution: Durham Technical Community College
This experience broaden(ed) my horizon(s) to explore the issues of social inequalities related to the deaf people in their own home countries.
Home Institution: Virginia State University
Through my internship and volunteer work, I was able to bond with the staff as well as the patients to create genuine relationships and confirm that my career path is the one that I was destined for.
Home Institution: Colorado State University, Fort Collins
I wish to continue to seek similar opportunities to expand my understanding of the world’s incredibly diverse rangelands.
Home Institution: University of Rochester
Country: United Kingdom
My experience as a study abroad student in London…was truly a life changing moment. During my time abroad, I grew in all areas of my life.
Home Institution: Ohio State University
My time abroad opened my eyes to how important it is to develop myself as a global citizen and my time in India was my first step in achieving that identity.
Home Institution: St. Louis Community College, Meramec
Home Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Country: Costa Rica
At the end, I was convinced that I wanted to pursue a career in the field of ecology, particularly animal behavior and cognition.
Home Institution: University of New Hampshire
The most significant attribute I gained from my experience abroad was a sense of confidence in myself and an ability to adapt to new and unexpected situations.
Home Institution: University of Texas, Arlington
My internship abroad was unique in that it provided an avenue for me to learn a lot of new skills I never would have picked up back at home.
Home Institution: University of Houston
Country: Costa Rica
Everything that I learned and gained [while abroad] has made me a brighter and more empathetic human being.