Education Abroad, U.Va.

Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office


Hannah Yang

This past summer I studied at Ewha Co-ed International College in Korea, and in spring 2017 I went on exchange to Seoul National University. If I had not participated in study abroad, I would have missed out on discovering myself. As a Korean-American, identity has always been something on the forefront of my mind. While my other classmates were secure in their identity as American, my identity was a bit more complicated because I was not solely American. I had a whole other part of myself that I never fully had the chance to discover because I was busy trying to be American.

Alicia Zheng

I studied abroad with DIS Copenhagen last spring semester. My academic experience abroad was absolutely incredible. What made mine so unique was that I was able to study with and learn from professors who were all professionals in the area that they taught. I was also able to travel to Berlin and Frankfurt with my core course, Game Development. Together, we toured companies like Crytek and Unity, visited video game museums, and even played laser tag!

Hunter Wilson

I spent last spring semester on exchange at the University of Edinburgh. If I had not participated in education abroad I would have missed out on experiencing the world outside of my own American context. I knew how to act in my own world as an American woman. I knew how to talk, dress, behave, and learn at UVA. After three years of practice, I had the system down. I knew where the best places to eat on the Corner were. I had an established group of friends. I knew exactly where to go if I needed academic support.

Rachel White

I studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan during the 2017-2018 school year. I was enrolled in the School of Political Science and Economics and had the opportunity to take courses that are not offered at UVA, which allowed me to learn about politics and economics from a different perspective. While abroad, I participated in job-hunting seminars and learned about Japanese career culture as well as the job application process.

Molly Tenerelli

Hello! My name is Molly and I am currently a second year majoring in Art History, and I participated in the UVA London First program. I am so grateful to have been able to experience my first semester of university in London, as I know my time in and out of the class has impacted me greatly. If I had not participated in education abroad, I would have missed out on an opportunity for personal growth, as well as the chance to meet a like-minded group of people with an inspiring passion for exploring the world.

Rita Shoukry

I spent the fall 2017 semester on UVA London First. Education abroad has provided me with the amazing opportunity to explore the world and grow as a person while doing it. If I had not participated in education abroad, I would have missed out on experiencing other cultures and meeting people on the tube who I could get to know during the short ride. Without education abroad, I would not have been able to walk around beautiful cities and experience their different cuisines and traditions.


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