I had 2 opportunities to choose from: 1) Short study tour 2) Full Semester Abroad
I chose to study abroad for a full semester instead of a study tour. I wanted to take advantage of this amazing opportunity of combining my desire to explore new places while studying business and communication. Freshman year I realized by attending Queens University of Charlotte, I have the opportunity to follow my dream of leaving the United States to study abroad and to accomplish some of my goals. I want to be well educated, culturally diverse, and successful. I have looked into studying abroad in other locations, like Ireland and Hong Kong, but felt the University of the Sunshine Coast had the most to offer. After reading about the University, I liked how it resembled Queens in many ways:
- There is personal attention from the professors
- Resources helping students do well in courses
- Support in entrepreneurial ideas, like Queens’ McColl School of Business
- Their Global Opportunities Program, which is USC’s study abroad program.
I chose Queens partially because of these reasons above and I wanted to study at another university that truly cared about me and wanted me to excel in life.
I chose Australia because it had always been a dream of mine to visit the land down under. My available options helped in my decision process because I’ve already visited Europe and I’m not as interested in Asian culture as I am in the diverse Australian culture. In the future I plan on traveling to Germany and Poland to hopefully meet family relatives who live there and explore my heritage.