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Comments From Program Alumni
Learn about how study abroad has impacted their lives after college
For Betsy Bender,one study abroad experience was not enough, she spent two full semesters abroad before she graduated.
The first study abroad experience was in
Rosario, Argentina where I was on a Spanish language and business program and
lived with a host family. I spent time traveling and really discovering my independence. The second study abroad
was in Murcia, Spain. I also was studying Spanish on this trip.
By the end of each semester Betsy gained many important skills.
I consider these study abroad experiences
some of the most important parts of my education. I gained problem solving
skills, foreign language skills, independence, and patience. These skills
have served her well as she looked for a job.
Betsy now lives in Washington DC working as an HR manager of two Nordstrom Rack
stores. I have achieved success in my
career in large part by the skills I learned studying abroad. I regularly use my
Spanish skills and have been exposed to a very diverse environment and feel well
equipped to relate to it.
Living in a different country can sound daunting,
but the study abroad
office at Indiana State does a superb job of preparing you and giving you the
skills to be successful. Don't miss out on this experience!