For Immediate Release
April 6, 2011
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Story by Cally Weddle '11, Office of College Communications Intern
During “The Study Abroad Guide,” Allison Baldwin ‘11 shared her study abroad experience in Florence, Italy and gave students tips and suggestions on how to maximize their time and the opportunities available through this program.
“Studying abroad allows you to gain a multicultural and broad understanding of others around you,” says Baldwin. “It makes you become more independent from being out on your own, away from what you are used to.”
Along with Baldwin, other Brockport students shared in on their person experiences from studying abroad—ranging from programs in China and Europe to Fiji and Mexico. They addressed questions that students had such as what to pack, what their favorite experience was and how they minimized the feeling of homesickness. The students agreed that it truly is an eye opening experience that every college student should consider as part of their academic studies.
“Traveling is contagious,” says Kelly-Ann Henry ‘11. “You can’t put a price on an experience that you will never get to have again. College is the time to study abroad, where you have little commitments holding you back.”
The College at Brockport offers more than 100 study abroad opportunities in 25 countries. For more information about the Brockport Study Abroad Program, visit the Office of International Education website.
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