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Here is a brief excerpt from a student essay written after the student returned from studying abroad. To find out more about this student's study abroad experience, click on the link.  

Shani Small (Public Health major)

Experiences in Botswana (pdf)


"I found that noting the similarities rather than the differences helped me to maintain a positive outlook on my journey and also to debunk the negative perceptions that I had left the U.S.A with. I was fascinated with Botswana. I needed and wanted to know more about this mysterious country. Subconsciously, I was probably searching for normality; places and things I could identify with. Nonetheless, it was the search I needed to do in order to shed the negativity and truly embark on a journey of a lifetime."