Victoria Ashley Morello, Fall 2015 Participant
Going to the Netherlands was the best decision I ever made. I learned so much about myself, others and different cultures that I never would have been able to experience otherwise. Of course, it is a challenge moving to a completely new country, knowing not many people and having to live within a different cultural context, but this experience made me much more independent and confident. I feel like I can do pretty much anything by myself now, which I never would have said before going abroad. I would absolutely recommend going abroad, to Nijmegen especially, but to anywhere, because of how many great experiences are available to you that would not be otherwise. Dutch people are extremely laid back and friendly and I made many friends while I was abroad. I will always remember the trips, experiences and friends I made during this experience. I will also always remember how much I grew over those four months. 10/10 would absolutely recommend!
John Perrin Kane, Fall 2017 Participant
I absolutely recommend an experience abroad. It was an eye-opening semester filled with lessons I could never receive in a classroom. Independence, new found passions, spectacular sights, and interesting friends are just a couple of things that I have gained through a mere 5 months. I find it difficult to describe the great feeling of stepping out of your comfort zone and trying to fully immerse yourself into a new culture/mindset which this trip allowed me to do. I fully recommend this program.
Quick tips: plan out your travels, talk to everyone you can, and take steps to further your understanding of different people. Exceptional experience
Matthew Joseph Peters, Fall 2015 Participant
This is an opportunity to experience culture that you will never find in a classroom. The ability to experience all of the beauty of the world, and the different cultural differences that make us who we are has infinite value. Personally, I believe that this unique look on independence and freedom is a factor that has the potential to positively impact the rest of my life. I was able to incorporate values from other cultures to help find myself, and begin to realize what brings me the most spiritual fulfillment.