Study Abroad

Learning new cultures is my favorite thing to do. I
interact well with others and enjoy networking with new
people. I have found that my ability to meet new
people is a trait that makes every visit I have taken
to different countries an enjoyable visit. I wish to
participate in this program because it has always been
a goal of mine to study abroad.
By participating in this program I hope to
learn another culture, make international contacts, and
gain valuable international business skills. Within
this program I assume that I will experience different
points of views from the American professors who will
be teaching. Along with these different points of
views, the Italian culture and interacting with other
American students will be experiences I could not other
wise have. International business is becoming increas-
ingly more important, and although I have received
great education while in college, I am eager to par-
ticipate in this program because the first-hand
experiences I will have cannot be equaled here in
As a sixth grader I participated in Children\'s International Summer Villages in Finland. While in Finland I stayed with a host family for a week and lived in a school with forty different delegates representing ten separate countries. It truly was the best time of my life. In addition to my visit to Finland I have visited Jamaica four times and also have traveled to the Caribbean Islands and Mexico. I am confident that I will succeed as a student, as an American representative, and as a tourist in this program because of my many travels abroad and strong desire to succeed.