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Study Abroad Alumni

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Dominic Ferentinos

Photo pictured: Standing outside the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, Spain.

"Studying abroad is the best decision that I have made while attending Shippensburg University. I not only met different people of the world and saw some of the Earth's greatest beauties, but I also came back with a new set of skills and a greater understanding of what I want to do after graduation."


Marcus Loner

"This is the town of Luneburg, where I lived and went to school. The best part about studying abroad was meeting people from all over the world". 

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Ashton Perry

Ashton Perry

"In this picture I'm at a Sevilla FC Copa del Rey soccer match. The best thing about studying abroad is learning more outside of the classroom than in it. Don't get me wrong, my education was an immersion experience in and of itself, but traveling and simple conversations with friends or locals taught and inspired me more than I could ever have imagined".


Nicholas Johnson

Photo pictured: Walking along the Great Wall of China in Beijing.

"Self-growth is found in those spaces outside of your comfort zone. Become comfortable with being uncomfortable."

"To know the world, become of it" 

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Timothy Kingston

Timothy Kingston

"I've always loved adventure, and while studying abroad I was able to fulfill my need for that. By traveling, learning new cultures, and meeting a lot of people from all over the world, I can honestly say that there has been no better opportunity."

In this picture, I am in my country of study at Legoland. Lego is one of Denmark's largest companies and I had an absolute blast at their amusement park.



 Preston Rice

"For my semester abroad, I studied at the University of Westminster in London, England. The best part of studying abroad is experiencing a completely different culture and meeting some awesome people. I was able to meet people from multiple countries and I still remain in touch with them today. By studying abroad, I was able to broaden my horizons and see more of what this world has to offer. There's no doubt that traveling abroad was one of the best experiences of my college career.

"This is a picture of me standing at the Prime Meridian based at the Royal Observatory, in Greenwich, London."

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Danielle Baer

"In the picture, my friends and I went to a soccer game, Costa Rica vs. Venezuela, and Costa Rica won. The best thing about studying abroad was the everlasting friendships that were made." (pictured, second from right)



Victoria Bremer

"In the picture, we hiked to the top of a mountain in Granada to get a nice view of the entire city. The best thing about studying abroad was getting to experience an entirely new culture while making new friends and trying new things every day. It was an adventure!" (pictured, far left)

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 Ali Mowers

"My internship in New Zealand was nothing short of amazing. I completely fell in love with its Kiwi culture and gorgeous landscapes, but beyond that, my favorite aspect was constantly being put out of my comfort zone. Between my internship and my travels, I was faced with so much 'new'- and it was exhilarating. Meeting like-minded people along the way only made me feel more at home when I was worlds away.

"This photo was taken in Queenstown, NZ- the adventure capital of the world! I'm standing in front of a mountain range appropriately named The Remarkables."



Carlie Johnson

“This is a picture from my first week in London standing in front of Big Ben!

" I would say the best part of studying abroad was being able to travel around to so many places and learn about so many cultures with the most amazing lifelong friends I made over there."

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  Jorge Santiago 

Jorge Santiago

"Studying abroad in a foreign country was my most rewarding college experience thus far. I spent my Fall 2014 semester in Barcelona, Spain and was able to stay right on track with my degree here at Ship. It is said that traveling the world is the only thing you buy in life that makes you richer and I truly believe that. Studying in Europe gave me the opportunity to easily travel to many different countries and experience different cultures from around the world.

"This picture was taken in front of Big Ben, the famous grandfather clock in London, England." 


Nicole Houck

"The best part about studying abroad was being given the opportunity to explore a foreign country, making new friends and taking in so much new knowledge along the way. 

"The picture was taken in Florence, Italy on top of the dome of The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore overlooking the city. It took 463 steps to get to the top, but it was worth it!" 

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 Kelly Spangenberg

This picture was taken at the end of a weekend trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. With five hours left to spare before our flight back to Barcelona, my friends and I managed to hit almost all the famous spots in Rome! One of which was the Trevi Fountain. This picture is one of my favorites because of how spontaneous and magical this moment was to me.

"The best thing about studying abroad is that you're forced to go outside your comfort zone and see the world in a whole new perspective. Most importantly, it gives you the opportunity to meet extraordinary people from all different walks of life. By fully immersing yourself in a culture not only does it deepen your understanding of different cultures but it also expands your mind in ways it's never done before, give you knowledge and interpersonal skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life.


 Andrea Readshaw

"This photo is from the very first trip I took during my time abroad. I took a day trip to London with friends and obviously had to take a picture with an iconic red phone booth and Big Ben!

"The best part about  studying abroad was both making friends from all over the world, and getting to travel to new places and experiencing so many different cultures."


Tyler Newcomer

"In the photo, I am standing on a bridge crossing the Seine in Paris. We thought it was a really nice place for a model type photo so I gave it a go. I had just finished visiting Notre Dame when this photo was taken. 

"The best thing about studying abroad was getting to meet and make new friends from countries all over the world. I now have friends in Canada, France, Japan, and Australia. It was amazing getting to know them and to learn about their culture while sharing our own culture."


 Shelby Leasher

"This picture was taken in my host city, Suva, the day after Fiji won its first EVER Olympic gold medal!

"Studying abroad in Fiji was the best decision I ever made. It gave me the opportunity to travel to the other side of the world and visit places I only dreamed of. I was forced out of my comfort zone on a regular basis which led me to the greatest adventure of my life. The best parts of studying abroad were meeting people from all over the world, making lifelong friendships, experiencing a new culture, and leaving with more confidence than I ever had before."



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