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Hi, I’m a 3rd year studying economics and foreign affairs. I first studied abroad the summer after my first year on the UVA in Oxford program, where I studied economics and public policy while having the quintessential European summer, traveling to other places in Europe on the weekends. Wanting to expand on my experience abroad, I went to Shanghai, China on the UVA in Shanghai program the spring semester of my second year where I both studied and interned. While abroad, I was both challenged and in awe of my surroundings at all times.
My name is Hannah Boehlert, and I'm a third year studying foreign affairs and Spanish with a hopeful minor in public policy. Last spring semester, I studied Spanish language and culture with the spring UVA in Valencia program. Studying abroad was the most terrifying, yet rewarding, four months I have ever experienced, and I would not have it any other way! Thanks to my time in Valencia (and my host mom's encouragement), I improved my Spanish significantly and was able to completely immerse myself in the language.
My name is Leah Corbett and I spent last spring at JF Oberlin University in Tokyo. As a Japanese Language and Literature major, studying in Japan has been a goal of mine for quite some time now. I was able to practice my Japanese skills and experience what it's like to attend a Japanese university. I made friends with other students and could practice my language skills with them (both spoken and through text message) as well as help them with their own English skills and answer other questions they had about English and America.
My name is Alex De Thier and I'm a fourth year studying Economics and Media Studies. Last Spring I studied at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. I am so happy about my choice to do so, as I would have missed out on countless incredible experiences had I stayed in Charlottesville. I would have missed out on seeing ancient Roman ruins, scenic coastlines, Renaissance architecture, gorgeous lakes and countrysides. Milan's central location also allowed me to easily travel to other bucket-list places in Europe like Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, the Swiss Alps, Paris, and many others.
Last semester I studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany through UVA Exchange, and also had the chance to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin through the Department of State. While there, I got to take lots of interesting classes, experience a new culture, and learn from new perspectives. I also was able to travel with friends to other countries like Switzerland, France, and the Czech Republic.