Kristen Baumes
Business Administration
Class of 2011
The American University of Rome / ISA
Rome, Italy

How did you select your Study/Intern Abroad location?

My ancestors are from Italy and I always wanted to visit there.

Why did you want to study or intern abroad?

I thought it would be a great experience to live in a different country and experience a different culture.

What were the highlights of this experience?

My on-site class was amazing! It allowed me to visit and see many of the historical places in Rome that I never would have known about if I hadn’t taken this course.

What surprised you the most?

Many more people spoke English than I had expected.

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

I would definitely consider a job abroad.

What would you tell students considering studying or interning abroad?

It was the greatest experience of my life, and I would advise you to study abroad wherever you might be interested.

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