During the trip, student participants answered 3 questions that were developed by each trip’s respective peer mentors. By having the students answer these questions while abroad, we were able to obtain the most honest and detailed responses. Getting the student’s perspectives about the various experiences of the trip help the students to slow down and appreciate/evaluate what they have just taken part in.
Our 2013 offerings will be the UK Soccer Experience, Biomedical Science in Berlin, and a Cultural Service Learning Experience in Costa Rica. All trips will include lead-up group meetings and/or short classes that will help prepare the students for their upcoming experience over Spring Break.
The First Year Study Abroad is supported by New Student Programs, Center for Civic Engagement, and the First Year Experience. The programs administered through these departments aim to demonstrate the benefits of study abroad and encourage students to make plans early to undertake a more extensive study abroad experience later in their college career.