Santa Clara University

Christina Keating '13

International Ambassador


Why do you want to serve as an International Ambassador?
I believe it's really important for students, if they have the chance, to go abroad and really get the other experiences while they have time. Studying abroad is a very unique opportunity that really enhances the classes you take while abroad. A very well rounded great opportunity, and I'm hoping to be able to encourage more people to study abroad.
Deciding factor for studying abroad?
I'm a German Studies and Communication major, and wanted to make sure that if I were to study abroad that i would get all I could out of it. Freiburg was the only program that was able to offer a complete immersion program in which I knew my German level would be well suited.
Defining Moment Abroad?
The moment that I became completely comfortable in my new home. It's a really amazing feeling feeling like you belong in this country thats so different from where you grew up.
Advice to Prospective study abroad students?
Through yourself into the language, and don't be afraid. I think that would be the best advice. Don't be afraid to make a mistake, everyone understands that your learning, and love that your trying. And you'll come out more fluent by the end