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Study Abroad Spotlight: Meet Alli Berns!

Alli Berns in London

January 2015

Hometown: Muscatine, IA
Major: Nursing
Where did you study abroad? St. Mary's University College in London
How long were you there? One semester

Why did you choose to study abroad in London?
The program St. Mary's offered was very immersive, and I've always been interested in exploring London.

What is your favorite memory?
I loved being able to learn about different cultures and making memories with the amazing friends I had in London. The experience wouldn't have been the same without the adventurous and caring people that I met.

How did your experience abroad impact you as a person?
Study abroad has given me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone in a number of ways. Every day, I was challenged intellectually, physically, and culturally. I have gained a strong sense of self and independence.

What advice would you give to other students thinking about studying abroad?
Studying abroad has so many benefits; it will broaden your mind and you'll gain invaluable life skills like confidence, patience, and cross-cultural communication. Not to mention, you'll have the time of your life!

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