“My study abroad experience in France is something that shaped the way that I view the world. Studying abroad enabled my appreciation for diverse cultures in a way that I was never able to before. This experience sparked my love for traveling and inspired me to learn new languages. This opportunity opened my eyes to the global career field and even influenced me to pursue a career in international business.”
Laura: IESEG Semester Exchange in Lille, France.
“Being able to study abroad has been a dream of mine since before I even knew what study abroad was. I have always had this love of travel and this curiosity about the world. Today my study abroad easily stands out as one of the most amazing experiences I have. Being able to spend several months in southern Spain really allowed me to immerse myself in the rich culture that exists there. I fell in love with everything and this experience has only fueled and inspired me to become the avid traveler that I am today.”
Breanna: AIFS Semester Abroad in Granada, Spain & Faculty-Led Trip in Pune, India.
“My experience abroad has taught me so much about different cultures, international business, and how to be more aware when it comes to being immersed in a completely new environment. I was so thankful to be able to visit so many new places and meet so many new amazing people. Going abroad can be difficult at times but every single minute was so worth it. It is an experience that every person should have at least once in their life”
Alexis: CIS Semester Abroad in Costa Rica.
“Studying abroad was the highlight of my undergraduate career at USCA. If you're considering it, just go for it! Everything may not go perfectly but the experiences you have will surely shape your perspectives of the world and your future goals. I was lucky enough to study abroad twice during my undergraduate years and the memories, connections, and community I've made through those trips continue to inform my perspectives. These opportunities allowed me to grow as a person, student, and intellectual. Additionally, because of these experiences, I am now committed to traveling to every corner of the world!”
Travis: Faculty-Trip in Valladolid, Spain & Faculty-Led Trip in Pune, India.
“Studying abroad while at USC-Aiken helped me realize that there is so much in the world to explore. It’s easy to forget just how small your own hometown and experiences are and that there are expanses of other countries, cultures, and people to get to know out there. Just my brief time abroad during college made me want to continue my travels. Because of those experiences, I committed to two years volunteering with the Peace Corps in China and an additional year teaching in South Korea. I hope more students take advantage of the opportunities to travel while in school. It can be life-changing.”
Lindsey: Faculty-Trip in Valladolid, Spain & Faculty-Led Trip in Pune, India.
“The university in India was beautiful and everyone welcomed us with open arms. Having the chance to experience New Year’s, cook a traditional meal, perform dances, and see different landmarks was truly an amazing experience. The students from USCA and the ones accompanying us made the trip all the more fun and I would go back in a heartbeat.”
Breanna: Faculty-Led Trip in Pune, India.