Passports for a Purpose
Because of study abroad, I have an entirely new perspective on the U.S. and where it stands in the world. Most of all, I feel that I learned to really appreciate diversity and value the ways in which people's experiences differ from mine.
- Vicente Reyna, Arizona in Alcala de Henares, Summer 2016
Studying abroad has a positive impact on a student’s life. No matter the destination, it is a great opportunity for students to step outside of their comfort zone, learn and embrace a culture, and grow as a global citizen.
Unfortunately, the cost of studying abroad deters many students from pursuing their dreams to travel. Financial aid can help! There are many merit, and need -based scholarships, however there are other costs associated with studying abroad that can also be challenging.
At $145, a United States Passport is one of those additional costs that can setback a student. With your help, we can provide 35 students with passports for their study abroad experience.
Funding will be distributed on the basis of need to students studying abroad in the fall of 2016.
Sharing our Wildcat spirit with the largest university in the Americas.
- Tiffany Nguyen, Mexico City, Mexico
This picture was taken on a wall at the end of a 6 mile long hike through the Swiss Alps between the two towns of Lauterbrunnen and Grutschalp. Although simple in nature, this photo was taken to not only display school spirit but to try and capture the enormity of the beauty that can be found in Switzerland's landscapes.
– Amanda Horrigan, Interlaken, Switzerland
I gained important knowledge that I could not have gained in a classroom or from a textbook. I learned the importance of meeting different people and learning about different cultures and histories. I learned the importance of understanding differences to best interact and engage with different people. I learned to appreciate these differences and seek after them instead of shying away from them. I loved my study abroad experience and I will cherish it forever. I am considering studying abroad again next year.
- Taylor Rodriguez Kempton, Eller Global Cohort - Brazil, Summer 2016