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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...

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