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Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: Africa Chose Me

KarenBeth Bohan, Third Place Winner of the Faculty and Staff category

February 26, 2013

When asked why I went to Africa, I always say, “I didn’t choose Africa but rather Africa chose me.”  And once I decided to go, I thought I was bringing my expertise and charity to help the people of Uganda, but instead...

Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: Excursion to India

Jill Price, First Place Winner of the Faculty and Staff Category, Adventure Education Coordinator at Wilkes University

February 26, 2013

The sun was easing off the heat in a Southern Indian sky, and a breeze swirled through the small, coastal fishing village. Our boats docked for the evening, and the group of photographers jumped onto land, lenses dusted, ready...

Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: Travel has Seven Benefits

Ahmed Allam, Third Place Winner of the International Student category

February 26, 2013

Before I ultimately decided to complete my education in the United States, I was working and I had got to choose between two critical decisions for my upcoming future: either accepting a job offer in an outstanding company with...

Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: Opportunity Given to Me

Kim Daon, Second Place Winner of the International Student category

February 26, 2013

Everyone has a moment that he or she never forgets. For me, the moment came to me on July 3rd, 2011. It was close to the afternoon. When I was preparing lunch with my dad, my phone was ringing. Without a second thought, I picked...

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