“From my study abroad I knew that I needed to take initiative to seek out other opportunities.” Study Abroad Ambassador, Jack, on how his year abroad has prepared him for graduation.

Let’s begin with Hawaii…If I had not studied abroad, I never would have found the courage to travel, alone, to Oahu. Travelling alone requires motivation: motivation to troll through the many websites to find the cheapest hostels and flights; motivation to get out of bed early and plan all of the sites you are desperate…

“All of this has made me a more independent and confident person.” -AMA student, Alethea, on the social and academic benefits of studying abroad.

Whenever someone from home asks me: “how’s Oklahoma?”, I find myself simply replying: “it’s good”. Not because I don’t have a multitude of things to talk about, but because it’s difficult to summarise exactly ‘how Oklahoma is’, and what part explicitly they’re interested in me telling. There’s so much to say about studying abroad, but…