University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Student of the World

(Photo by Sarah Morton)

Over the past four years, the possibilities for language study have exceeded my expectations. I have studied abroad in Jordan and China, participated in internships in Ecuador and Uganda, completed a research project, also in Jordan, volunteered in Greece, and engaged in several internationally focused student organizations here on campus.

This past year, I spent about seven months studying Arabic in Jordan, and for part of last summer I also found myself volunteering at a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece. As you may know, Lesvos, located near Turkey, has been an important point along migrants’ and refugees’ journeys to Europe.’

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