Time Abroad: Fall 2006
Major: Finance and Marketing
To me, choosing your program location is the single most difficult part of the entire study abroad experience. The best piece of advice given to me by a staff member at the International House was to pick a place you want to live in for a semester rather than a place you simply want to visit and that helped narrow down my decision. But in the end, I loved Roma, Italia and was so happy with my decision!
The Cherrington Global Scholars program provides a great opportunity for students to study abroad at a great deal! It takes a 3.0 GPA and good behavioral standing with the school to be eligible for the program and in the end provides a stress-free experience. I picked the country, city, and school I wanted to visit, completed all paperwork and everything else was taken care of: from travel expenses, tuition, housing, etc. Choosing to study abroad alone can be a stressful time in your life and with as many options as the University of Denver provides, I think the hardest part is choosing where you want to go to. After picking your location, The Cherrington Global Scholars program allows for a smooth transition from institutions. I am so thankful to be eligible for the program!
Studying abroad was an amazing experience for me. It gave me the chance to get away and enjoy a new environment, culture, people, education, etc. I got the chance to travel around Europe, make new friends, and learn a new language. Above all, I learned how to be independent and I learned so much about myself and what I am truly capable of. I came back to the States with a great sense of myself and I felt so rejuvenated coming back to school at DU.