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Study AbrOtters Spotlights

Education Abroad

Read stories written by CSUMB students who have wandered the world!

Learn why they decided to go abroad, the challenges they faced, the best parts of their journeys, and more.

Fall 2018

Skylar Wolfe

Skylar Explores Her Family Roots in the East Coast

Another continent seemed like an impossible feat, but the East Coast? I could do that. With some of my immediate family originating from the other side of the country, I felt a strong need to explore my roots.

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Summer 2018

Marco Rangel

Marco's Dreams Come True in Spain

My journey in order to arrive to Madrid or Seoul was not easy. Within these experiences I can talk about all the things I learned. However what stuck to me the most was understanding how fortunate I was.

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Celina Waddy

Celina Found Herself in Mexico

At first, the days were packed and the nights were lonely. But then something clicked within me. I began to walk forward briskly and then run and then skip my way forward around the city. I embraced the mistakes. Every fumbled and mispronounced word. Every wrong bus route taken. I kept moving forward. Silencing the little shutters of fears that repeatedly attempted to break their way into my reality.

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Leslie Gonzalez

Leslie's Whirlwind Adventure in South Korea

Every morning, we had the opportunity to learn something new about Korean culture. We got to try playing traditional instruments, ceramics, TaeKwondo, etc. We all got to wear traditional Han Bok! It was fun to wear it and drink tea. Of course, like any good traveller, I tried all of the food!

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