Gary Stavish
Class of 2012
King’s Faculty-Led
Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu, Peru

How did you select your Study/Intern Abroad location?

I thought about where I would like to visit and which available location would offer me the best experience related to my major.

Why did you want to study or intern abroad?

I wanted the experiences and knowledge gained from traveling to a new location.

What were the highlights of this experience?

Staying for 5 days in the jungle was really cool, and Machu Picchu was an experience that words alone cannot describe.

What surprised you the most?

The poverty seen in the areas we visited.

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

I think I have gained valuable insight and experiences from this trip that will be an advantage to me in the future. Maybe it will help me get into a graduate program, or maybe it will just leave me with a better understanding and appreciation for the life I have here in America.

What would you tell students considering studying or interning abroad?

Just Do it!!! Trust me, it will be worth it.

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