Study Abroad

Meghan Burgess

What was one of your most meaningful experiences?
The most meaningful experiences I had abroad were those when I really immersed myself in the culture. Although I did want to be a tourist and see all the touristy things, some of the greatest times abroad were when I wasn't in a touristy area or I wasn't trying to see the sights, but just exploring the little lesser known things. 

Why should Lasell students study abroad?
I never knew if I wanted to study abroad or not but I'm so glad I did. I think everyone should because it makes you more globally and self-aware. It is a way to have a once in a lifetime experience and to learn in a different country and see another part of the world.

What is your number one piece of advice for students studying abroad?
Go with the flow. It is going to be difficult and stressful whether it is the classes or traveling, but everything works out in the end.

What is a typical day in the life when studying abroad?
I would have class and explore the city in which I was living. I would either walk or take the bus downtown and shop, eat, or just sit by the lake. Almost every weekend I went away on a trip.