Hannah Sharp
Environmental Studies, French
Class of 2011
School for Field Studies
Australia, New Zealand

How did you select your Study/Intern Abroad location?

Help from Mrs. Farmer to find an environmentally-focused program.

Why did you want to study or intern abroad?

I wanted to explore a culture other than my own and to actually study first-hand the environmental issues that I had been learning about.

What were the highlights of this experience?

Seeing some beautiful natural places and broadening my perspectives.

What surprised you the most?

How comfortable I was living abroad.

How has (or how might) this experience affect your major and future career?

It showed me that I could successfully work in a foreign setting and it added immensely to the knowledge I have gained from my major.

What would you tell students considering studying or interning abroad?

They should absolutely do it. It is a life-changing, invaluable experience. There is really no better way to broaden one's perspective not only of their studies but of life in general.

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