Duale Hochschule Baden Wurttemburg, Germany, Spring 2015 UNCEP- Universitat Mannheim, Germany, Fall 2015 and Fall 2017

Tell us about yourself!

I graduated from ECU in December 2016 with a degree in German studies and am currently a graduate student in the International Studies program.

What advice can you offer to students interested in studying abroad?

I would recommend to anyone interested in studying abroad, to just do your research on the country that’ll best fit to your major/ interests and make sure to pack light, cause more than half the stuff you come with, won’t come back with you!

Do you plan on studying abroad again?

I enjoyed my study abroad experience so much, that I plan on doing it again for my master’s degree and would strongly recommend studying abroad to any student looking for a positive, life-changing experience.

How has study abroad helped you personally?

When I studied abroad, I was a junior at ECU and had never even flown before. At the time, I was excited, but didn’t really know what to expect. Looking back, studying abroad was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I wouldn’t trade the friendships and experiences for anything. One of the hardest aspects of studying abroad is overcoming that initial period of homesickness and culture shock, but once you start making friends and getting used to your city, you really start forgetting about all of that!

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