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Study Abroad Spotlight: Meet Lindsey Smith!

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May 2012


Name: Lindsey Smith
Hometown: Prospect Heights, IL
Major: Nursing

What country did you study abroad in?
Carlow, Ireland and Barcelona, Spain

How long were you in each place?
Ireland was a semester-long program so about four months. Spain was a short term summer program for 1 month.

Why did you choose to study in those countries?
Ireland was affiliated with my nursing program and I was able to take those credits there. It was also a plus that it was an English speaking country and I knew other Americans/Ambrose students also doing the same program. Ireland was also a country I had interest in visiting.

Spain was my second time studying abroad and I knew I would be more willing to step outside my box. I needed Spanish credits to graduate so it worked out nicely that I could take those credits abroad.

Best memory?
All the amazing times I spent with friends that I would never have gotten the opportunity to meet unless I studied abroad. I developed friendships that will last a lifetime.

How did your experience abroad impact you as a person?
Studying abroad allowed me to get to know myself a little bit better and grow as a person. It also reinforced my love for traveling and trying new things.

Any advice to other students about studying abroad?
Don't hesitate to take advantage of the opportunity to be in a new country with new people. The one regret I hear from students is that they didn't study abroad in college; don't let that regret be yours.

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