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Phone: (480) 965-5965
Hometown: Grand Canyon, Arizona
Area of study: Journalism and Mass Communication with a double minor in Film Production and Sustainability
Year at ASU: Junior
Study abroad location: London, UK
Study abroad program: University of Roehampton Exchange
Favorite study abroad memory: I met a girl from Poland through a program I did in high school. We kept in touch for ten years afterward and I was finally able to visit her in her small hometown of Bogatynia on the border of Germany. I spent Thanksgiving with her family and, while it was difficult to spend the holiday away from home for the first time, I learned so much about their culture and customs. It was eye-opening, heartwarming and we shared some great laughs as my friend acted as a language translator.
Other travel locations: Italy, Ireland, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Scotland, Poland, Germany, France, Hungary, Costa Rica, Mexico
Top advice for Sun Devils going abroad: Don't be ashamed of feeling scared because it's perfectly normal. Let yourself feel scared. Just don't let that fear keep you from going outside of your comfort zone. Some of your best memories and greatest adventures will come from your biggest risks.