Name: Amelia Eldridge, Class of 2021
Program: DIS Denmark: Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2019
Fields of Study: Neuroscience, Public Health
How did studying abroad affect your academic and/or professional career?
It was a really eye-opening experience to look at the careers and professional culture of other countries. The teachers were also so amazing, passionate, and really dedicated to teaching us.
How did you explore your hobbies, interests, and passions abroad?
I was fortunate enough to be able to travel widely across Europe - trying different foods, learning new languages, and making so many friends from other countries! I loved learning to cook for myself, especially when experiementing with new dishes. I also got the chance to visit many of the places I have read about.
Why would you recommend your respective abroad program or location?
It was an incredible program dedicated to helping students get the most out of experiencing culture, independence, and being in a new place
What should students consider when applying and preparing for their time abroad?
The financial commitment is a bit more than what I had thought at the beginning.
Share a story about a time you experienced cultural immersion.
I climbed the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and became such good friends with my guide that he later had me and my friends over to have tea with his family in their small house at the base of the mountain. It was really surreal to sit in another family's living room and watch them prepare dinner.