"Studying abroad was an unforgettable experience. I got to fully involve myself in a culture different from the U.S., and became much more independent as a result. Learning in a different country gives you a different perspective of the southern-California bubble."

Lynsey Gagnon, '10
Prague, Czech Republic Spring '08

"Service-learning was the best...It was a great experience, not only culturally but it also got me out of my comfort zone."

Jenna Finch '09
Semester at Sea Fall '07
Stellenbosch Spring '08-'09

"My life has changed in an inexplicable way. I have grown more in those four months than I probably ever have before. It sounds cliché, but it really was the best experience of my life. Also, try to not get caught up with your cell phone and the internet. You're abroad so that you can immerse yourself in another culture. Home and friends will still be here when you get back."

Steven Newman '10
Semester at Sea Fall '08

"Go explore a new place, California is still going to be here when you get back, and so is CLU!"

Kirsten Lindholm '09
Washington D.C. Fall '07
Oxford, England Fall '08

"I now see myself as the person I was before I studied abroad and the person I am after. The experience will be with me for the rest of my life, and it will influence my decisions forever."

Ben Hogue '10
Buenos Aires, Argentina Fall '09

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