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Sarah Allbritten '11
Why do you want to serve as an International Ambassador at
I was very fortunate to be able to study abroad and I did not know much about the process or what to expect going into the program, I would have really liked someone who has done the program to connect with and talk to. I would love to be that person for students who want to study abroad (especially in
What were the deciding factors in choosing your study abroad program-location?
When looking through the different programs SCU offered I knew I wanted one that offered classes for business so I could fulfill a class required for my major and didn't fall behind. I also wanted an English-speaking country because I thought it would be an easier transition for me if I didn't have a huge language barrier to overcome. I chose the SCU London Program because it had the internship experience component to, and I though it would be a great way to immerse myself in the English culture while getting good work experience.
Describe a defining moment in your abroad experiences and how that experience(s) has affected you personally, intellectually, vocational, spiritually, or academically.
I have never been away from home or my family for more than 2 weeks, so studying abroad in
What advises, recommendations would you give to prospective study abroad students? In retrospect, how would you prepare differently to maximize the study abroad experience?
I would recommend they take into consideration not only the country and where the friends are going, but look at the study abroad practically. Make sure the program you choose will fit with your major and the classes you need to keep on track to graduate. It is also important to think about what it is you want to get out of studying abroad, it is not just a vacation and party for four months, its a difficult and new experience.