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Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: Global Connections

Susan Bishkup, Second Place Winner of the Faculty and Staff category

February 26, 2013

I'm fifty six years old and the middle of seven children born to hard working and loving parents.  As a large family with financial limits, we were unable to travel internationally while I was growing up.   However, I “traveled...

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: 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...

Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: America: A New Experience

Yehia Alzawaidah, First Place Winner of the International Student category

February 26, 2013

As a young man raised in the Middle East, I couldn’t be less affected by the circumstances and international conflicts happening around the borders of my country. My life was simple and I believed I was much the same as all...

Study Abroad Essay Contest Winners: Pharmacy in the UK

Angela D'Alessandro, Third Place Winner of the American Student category

February 26, 2013

With a pre-determined course schedule as a pharmacy major, I never imagined I would have the opportunity to study abroad. This changed for me in my sixth and final year at Wilkes University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy. I interviewed...

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