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​Have you ever wondered what it's like to study abroad?  Get a firsthand perspective from some of our study abroad alumni!  No regrets from any of these motivated Broward College study abroad students who took the leap!


Meet Anaice:  CCIS Semester in Spain Alumni & Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Receipient!




Meet Paulette: BC Faculty-Led Study Abroad in Costa Rica & BC Scholarship for Short-Term Study Abroad Recipient!


Meet Nikki: CCIS Summer in Peru & CCIS Scholarship Alumni!

"My Study Abroad trip to Peru was amazing! Living with a local Peruvian family made the experience authentic and complete. I was thrown into a typical daily Peruvian lifestyle via delicious, home cooked meals, local excursions, festivities, and so much more. My weekly schedule consisted of taking a taxi or the public buses to get to school each day then later enjoying a leisurely walk home down the busy street where I witnessed the sights and city life. Learning and conversing in a different language in a foreign country is an unforgettable adventure that will stay with me always! I love Peru!"

 

Meet Jamesa:  BC Faculty-Led Program in Costa Rica and Faculty-Led Travel Grant Recipient

Students in Costa Rica "​Studying abroad in Costa Rica is an experience I will never forget. Before going to Costa Rica I had never been out of the United States and longed to experience other cultures. Costa Rica was an amazing experience because not only was I able to embrace another culture, and sub-cultures within the culture, I was able to learn more about the different environments and ecosystems that Costa Rica had to offer. The impactful experience for me had to be when we went to visit the indigenous village of the Bri Bri people. In the photo above, we had just returned from visiting their village and it amazed me how happy people can leave being away from technology and among nature. Study abroad in Costa Rica allowed me to broaden my horizons, become more fluent in the Spanish Language, and make some of the best of friends I’ve ever had. Study Abroad Costa Rica, was definitely and exhilarating experience. Pura Vida!"


Meet Eva:  Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program in Italy & Faculty-Led Program Travel Grant Recipient 

Student in Italy "The trip was amazing! I truly experienced Italy in all aspects, first by visiting small towns such as Rimini and then heading to cities like Rome. Living among Italian students was a great way to converse and learn more about the Italian culture. Most importantly, I experienced a different way of life. Each morning, I looked forward to the new place we were to visit and the mini adventures it would bring like navigating through the streets and shops. By the end of the journey, I had another family with my professors and travel companions. Thank you to Broward College!"

 

Meet Tiffany: CCIS Semester in Peru & William E. Greene Scholarship Alumni

bienvenida.jpg "I would tell any student thinking about studying abroad stop thinking and DO. Stop making excuses and put a plan into action. If someone told me I would study abroad in Peru for 5 months, I would have laughed at the idea.  Thanks to the William E. Greene Scholarship I was able to experience meeting people from all over the world, learn a new language, try exotic foods, and experience a new culture. Studying abroad is imperative to your growth as an individual."
 
 Meet Ashley: Faculty-Led Program in Italy & Faculty-Led Program Travel Grant and Honors Grant for Study Abroad Recipient
Student-Ashley in Italy

"​My experience in Italy was amazing! We stayed in an Italian city called Urbino which has a downtown that is reminiscent of any city in Game of Thrones. There were cobblestone streets, castles, and many different cafés and restaurants. We stayed on campus at a local college and we met many students of all different nationalities.
We traveled all over this magnificent country together and sometimes in smaller groups. We visited Venice, Rimini, Ravenna, Florence, and Rome. We took tours of many cathedrals and learned so much about them. All of these places are so rich in history and in culture.

This trip changed my life and opened my eyes to a whole new world.  As a result of this scholarship my eyes have been opened. My next trip is coming up, where I will be visiting Thailand to volunteer at an elephant shelter. I hope that throughout my educational journey there will be more opportunities to travel and I am so grateful that this door was opened for me."

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