​Current Students ​​​​​​

Every student’s story is different, and how you choose to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, grow and flourish is up to you. Each year, our students travel the world to experience new cultures, languages and people. We encourage you to read their stories as you begin to plan your own adventure! 

Students & Alumni Profile
  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I chose to study abroad because I understood that it was an incredible opportunity; not one that many MECEs in the country are afforded. My initial curiosity was sparked by an upperclassmen who had gone, which was followed by a “why not” mentality. This then quickly developed into a genuine desire to see and experience new things, as I realized what would be in store if I ended up studying abroad.

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  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    Because I knew that in my whole life I would never have the opportunity to live abroad so easily, with so much support, and such little commitment. I got to take a trip to Israel as a graduation gift from my parents and it was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. Since then I’ve always wanted to travel to as many places as I could so that I could have the same sensation of adventure, and Italy gave that to me.Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    I have always been passionate about seeing the world. Even in high school when I was just starting to look at colleges, I knew that I needed to go somewhere that would allow me to study abroad and had programs already set up to help me do it. Starting at Grove City, I visited the OIE my first week just to say hello because I knew that I would be spending a lot of time in here considering my desire to go abroad. I believe that college ...Read More

  • Why did you choose to study abroad?
    Ever since I was in high school I have always wanted to study abroad. The thought of completely immersing myself into another country and living there for several months was always so enticing to me, and going abroad in college is the perfect time to do it! I had heard so many people’s stories about studying abroad and how it had changed their lives and was the best semester of college, and I really wanted to have that experience.
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