Internationalize Your Education
Fisher's Foreign Study Program gives you access to more than 100 programs around the world - including Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
Go abroad for a semester, a full year, or a summer. You'll have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and learn in ways you'll never forget.
And unlike other colleges, your financial aid applies to all affiliate programs!
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Why Study Abroad?
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Study Abroad Profiles
Psychology Major, Leiden, The Netherlands
Why did you decide to study abroad?
I decided to study abroad because I have always wanted to travel the world. I figured there was no better time to go abroad than when in college as the next time will more than likely be when I am retired.
If you could tell someone one reason why they should go, what would you say?
You will gain a better insight to yourself and the world around you, as well as not miss anything at your college.
What was your most memorable experience while studying abroad?
I can’t narrow it down to one experience. Going to an Arsenal football (soccer) match in London is one of them; traveling to Marrakesh, Morocco, Africa would be another; taking part in my first half-marathon in Amsterdam; becoming a regular at a pub for football (soccer) matches to the point that when my friend and I walked in, the bartender knew to put Arsenal on. I think just the entire experience will be memorable to me. From the places I traveled to the people I met; I will never forget those 3.5 months spent in Leiden, the Netherlands.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to face while studying abroad?
Possibly the biggest obstacle, even though it was not that big of a deal, was cooking for myself. I’ve never really had to do it for more than 3 days in a row before, so to continuously do it was a bit different.
Describe one or two sights, sounds, or smells that help us understand what your daily experience was like while you were abroad.
People taking time to enjoy life and live in the moment; this was a sight I saw the most in Leiden. Folks sitting at bistros or pubs midday and having coffee or a beer and taking a moment to relax and let the moment sink in. Smells of the fresh bread, fish, cheese, fruits, and vegetables at the market were overwhelmingly beautiful.
What advice would you give to students who are about to participate in this program?
Don’t question it! Just do it! You won’t miss anything at your home institution. It will be better for yourself; you will grow as an individual and it will open your mind to how other parts of the world think and act.