The Crestiad

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Interviews with Students who Studied Abroad

Youni

Sungyoon “Youni” Chung
Taken by Angela Blum

Senior Social Work Major

From Seoul, South Korea.

In Korea if you are in university you do an interview for international student and a resume.

You can pick up to four Universities that you would like to visit. Chung said “I chose Cedar Crest, because it had small classes which is more effective. Allows communication with professors and discussion based classes.”

She will remain at Cedar Crest College for two semesters, this is up to the universities to decide.

Jenny Weatherford dealt with everything till Chung arrived including applying for her Visa and setting up housing. Kenza Glass was in charge of helping her register for classes and advised Chung on which classes she should take.

 

 

 

Molly

Molly Koonz
Taken by Alex Cook

Junior Secondary Education and English Double Major

Studied in Bath, England

Molly had wanted to go to England since she began reading Jane Austen novels. She desired to go somewhere that was alive with history with an endless amount of places to explore.

Koonz researched the history of Bath as well as what to expect weather wise.

She also bought a travel journal to document her time in England. Eager she began writing entries before even leaving the country.

She spent five weeks studying Jane Austen and Poetry of England’s Art, Architecture, and Abbeys in Bath, England.

“I lived in a townhouse with seven other young women right in the heart of Bath and walked across the Pultney Bridge every day to get to class.” Koonz reminisced. She was not confined to Bath, and was able to travel other locations including-London, Cornwall, Stonehedge, Oxford and Wales.

Koonz believes that “Every student should take the opportunity to study abroad. It not only changes how you think and learn but it’s a great opportunity to learn about yourself in ways that you can’t when you’re in settings that are comfortable.”

She loved every singl

e minute and is anxious to return.

 

Sultan

Sultan Alsalamah
Taken by Turner Vasil

Freshman Business major

From Alriydh, Saudi Arabia

Alsalamah came to America on scholarship to study business here, because the certificate holds more weight. He wanted to experience a different culture first hand and learn their traditions as well as the general American heritage. He was frightened because he didn’t know any English, and wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. All in all he is have a great experience. Alsalamah is glad he took the opportunity to travel and learn who he is throughout the journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AmyFolk

Amy Folk, Self Photo

Junior Global Studies Major with a Spanish minor.

Studied in Växjö, Sweden

Folk has always been fascinated by Nordic countries, with such rich history and culture. She was given the chance to spend an entire semester studying abroad instead of the usual four to five week program.

She prepared by learning all the basic phrases in Swedish while also studying up on behaviors and cultural norms. Folk wanted to know as much as possible so she knew what to expect upon arrival.

Folk stated “I met so many people and learned such diverse cultures even outside of the Swedish traditions…I would go back in a heartbeat and you can’t compare an experience like that to any other.”

 

 

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