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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: 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: 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...

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