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Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

I was not expecting much in terms of a whole different culture, given that the United States and Britain are two prominent western nations, and ultimately I was shocked at the different ways of life I witnessed throughout the island.



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

The woman behind the counter wearing bright red lipstick asked what I wanted, and I made my best attempt at politely requesting some macaroons in French.



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

My two weeks in New Zealand seemed to take up six months but at the same time went by exceedingly quick, and while there I experienced more than I had even imagined.



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

When I went to Britain this summer to study geography and history, I did not expect to be thrown out of my comfort zone.



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

This summer, I had the unique opportunity to travel abroad to France to study at the University of LaSalle in Beauvais, France, and participate in a month long internship on a farm.



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

There are no downsides to studying abroad, only benefits. After having done so myself, I can say this with complete conviction.



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

These past two weeks have been life changing. I am not only honored but grateful to have been a part of the Peru Global Outreach 2017. Beginning in Lima, we threw ourselves into the culture



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Studying abroad with Michigan State University has been the best learning experience of my college career thus far. This past summer, I traveled with the Social Science Scholars Program to



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

While studying abroad this summer in Norway, the main focus of the program that I participated in was Norwegian business culture. I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to intern for the



Published: Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Thanks to Michigan State University's generous scholarship donors, I was fortunate to visit South Africa for two weeks. South Africa, like all nations, has a disturbing past. Since it is only 23 years