​Current Students ​​​​​​

Every student’s story is different, and how you choose to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, grow and flourish is up to you. Each year, our students travel the world to experience new cultures, languages and people. We encourage you to read their stories as you begin to plan your own adventure! 

Students & Alumni Profile
  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I have always been passionate about seeing the world. Even in high school when I was just starting to look at colleges, I knew that I needed to go somewhere that would allow me to study abroad and had programs already set up to help me do it. Starting at Grove City, I visited the OIE my first week just to say hello because I knew that I would be spending a lot of time in here considering my desire to go abroad. I believe that college ...Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I have always enjoyed traveling, but before studying abroad the longest I had been out of the country was two weeks. I had taken Spanish classes throughout high school and had always enjoyed the language, but realized that if I wanted to improve any further, I needed to spend an extended amount of time in a Spanish-speaking country.       

    How did you choose the country you went to?
    I knew fr...Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I love to travel and found that a semester-long adventure abroad would be the perfect expedition for me! The thought of experiencing new cultures and venturing off on my own, paired with the countless encouragers who had shared their own study abroad experiences, really left me with no choice… I just had to go. Studying abroad was a life-changing experience, and a time in my life that I will cherish for...Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I chose to study abroad because I understood that it was an incredible opportunity; not one that many MECEs in the country are afforded. My initial curiosity was sparked by an upperclassmen who had gone, which was followed by a “why not” mentality. This then quickly developed into a genuine desire to see and experience new things, as I realized what would be in store if I ended up studying abroad.

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