- Posted March 18, 2014 by
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Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama
My name is Kendall Brice and I am currently an undergraduate student at South Carolina State University. My study abroad experience consisted of an amazing 5 weeks in Shanghai, China with the CEA Study Abroad Program that changed my entire perspective on the world.
The greatest aspect about being in a different country is waking up every day knowing that you are going to be experiences something brand new. Every moment is a opportunity to learn. Being in the mega-city that is Shanghai, I realized that there is beauty behind every corner. I urge anyone, who is traveling, to not think of oneself as a tourist, but to become truly immersed in the culture and begin to understand the world from the perspective of a local.
My time in China has impacted me so much that I relish the idea of sharing my story. It saddens me that, at my HBCU, only a couple of students a year decide to study abroad. I currently serve as an ambassador for study abroad at my institution and many students simply do not know how studying abroad can benefit them.
What initiatives are being put in place to increase exposure of studying abroad to minorities?
Here is link to a blog post about my experience in Shanghai: