Students are encouraged to submit applications at least three (3) months in advance of departure date
School: Elon University
Semester: Fall 2019
First Trip: Beijing, China
I chose China is because every summer I work at a camp where many of my campers are new citizens of the U.S. They describe the beauty of their home country of China and how much they love the food, the people, the art, and the scenery. Also, being able to visit The Great Wall of China, the Beijing Olympic Venues, and a Giant Panda Breeding Center, combines so many of my personal interests!
School: Liberty University
Semester: Fall 2019
First Trip: Florianopolis, Brazil
I chose Brazil because I'm on a mission for Christ while also getting the chance to enjoy the opportunities and excursions awaiting me in Brazil. I want to make a positive impact in a community far different from my own and make connections that will last a lifetime. I also heard that Florianopolis is one of the friendliest cities in the world which only makes this study abroad trip more exciting!
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