Study Abroad

Kathleen Mansfield

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What was one of your most meaningful experiences?
Going to Dachau Concentration camp. Obviously you learn all about the Holocaust growing up in school but once we stepped foot into the camp I realized that it was real, it happened, you could feel chills going up your spine and the overwhelming feeling of sadness and grief for those who lost their lives during those dark times.  

Why should Lasell students study abroad?
Cliche, but it's a once in a lifetime experience. If you have the opportunity to go abroad then you should take it, it's an amazing experience and feeling to travel the world and see what's out there. I have grown more as a person the last 4 months abroad than I have in the last 21 years of my life. 

What is your number one piece of advice for students studying abroad?
Live your life abroad to the fullest. You're going to feel homesick, you're going to feel like your wallet is being drained but you're also going to have the time of your life and to just live in every moment. 

What is a typical day in the life when studying abroad?
In Florence, we of course found a coffee shop that sold ice coffee. So everyday I woke up for classes around 9am, got ready, went to our infamous coffee shop, got an iced coffee and a bagel then went to class. After class I would do any homework I was given while sitting in a cafe or I would go sight seeing around Flo. At night we either ate in or went to a restaurant and room advantage of some of the nightlife here in Europe.