Why I Decided To Study Abroad

Hello! My name is Jada and I am a junior at Furman University. I am majoring in Public Health, with hopes of pursuing a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration afterwards. Some other areas at Furman that I am involved in are Admissions Ambassadors, Mosaic Ambassadors, and I also serve as an orientation leader for Freshman Orientation. So, needless to say I live and breathe Furman University! It’s my favorite place in the world, so it’s quite hard for people to understand why I would ever want to leave for 5 whole months. But for me, choosing to study abroad was an obvious choice.

Me on vacation at St. Simons Island

My brother, who is 10 years older than me, studied abroad to China multiple times when he was in college and he absolutely loved it. It was an experience that definitely helped shape him into the person he is today, and he actually even met his wife there who was studying abroad as well! Not that I think I will also meet my future spouse (you never know though!), but I am still very excited to see the different ways that this trip will impact me!

Me & my brother at my high school graduation

Choosing to apply to DIS Copenhagen was one of the easiest choices I’ve ever made, as there were many different aspects that stood out to me, such as, the academics and the city of Copenhagen itself. But, the part that really drew me in was the Program Study Tour! I loved the fact that not only would you have the opportunity to explore the wonderful city and country around you, but you would also have the chance to venture out to other countries with your Core Course. I am enrolled in the Holocaust and Genocide core course, which will be taking us to Poland and Germany to learn more about the subject.

So needless to say, I am very excited to study abroad, but I’m also a little nervous. While I have ventured out of the country before, I have never gone by myself and never for this long. There will definitely be a lot of new and different things that I will have to get used to, and I know that it will probably be challenging at times. But, honestly I look forward to both the good memories and the challenges because in the end, they’re all apart of a life changing experience that will help me grow as an individual!

Me on a mission trip in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018

4 responses to “Why I Decided To Study Abroad”

  1. I love reading about your adventures!! I am so proud of you for living outside of the box!! Enjoy every moment! Love you!!!πŸ’•


  2. Min Harry Patterson Avatar
    Min Harry Patterson

    Continue to learn and grow. Blessings to you. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


  3. So proud of you. Will me eagerly awaiting Monday Memories

    We love you


  4. Elizabeth Gayton Avatar
    Elizabeth Gayton

    Thank you for sharing you experience with family and friends. ❀️
    Glad you are pursuing some BIG life experiences. Look forward to reading about it! You will stay in our prayers.


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