Instructor Lisa Coutley
I believe that college is a time for learning, but not only about academics. In my opinion, it is a time for learning about ones own self. Personal growth and development are key components of the college years and I am convinced that a study abroad experience would offer endless possibilities toward accomplishing those ends.
Ever since I was a young girl, I have dreamed of living in a foreign country. I always knew that I wanted to go abroad and study in an European country while in college. Something about being independent and exploring the unknown always appealed to me. Now, although my ideal destination has changed from Europe to America, I still seek to fulfill that childhood dream. I continue to have a strong desire to explore the world around me and to learn and experience a foreign people and their culture.
Studying abroad was a thoughtful decision for me. I have reached a point in my life where I want to see beyond the walls of my own everyday lifestyle and way of thinking and experience something new. I would also very much like to improve my English language skills. Now, in our changing and internationalizing world, it has become even more important than ever to communicate with people around the globe. And American English seems to be the language of choice with a great percentage of the world. Studying abroad in America allows me so many opportunities to improve my English as I would be immersed into the American culture.
While in America I would like to be much more than a foreign student. Although I do have different looks and my English is not in superb condition, I would like to attempt to become a part of American society and participate in the everyday activities of a American student. While in America I would also like to fulfill various academic goals. Along with becoming proficient in the English language, I would like to complete a degree of Finance. I...