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The staff at CIE has broad knowledge of the many different study abroad programs out there, and can help you narrow down your options. They will also help you through the UNH study abroad registration process. However, chances are you also want to hear from other students who have already gone abroad; this first-hand experience and expertise is invaluable to hear. If you would like to talk to a returned study abroad student, here's your chance: connect with a CIE Global Ambassador!

Student (Email)/Time AbroadCountry/Program/Provider Student Comments
Janine Appleton
Summer 2013
Botswana
CIEE Botswana
CIEE
My name is Janine Appleton and I am a senior Biomedical Science: MVS major.  During the summer before my junior year, I studied abroad in Botswana, Africa.  This approved program focused on public health and allowed for us students to volunteer each day in a variety clinics.  The experience I had while abroad is unexplainable-it was a truly eye opening opportunity that taught me personal growth and respect.  I cannot emphasize the value of study abroad enough; the memories you'll make and new perspective on life and culture will stick with you forever.  My only regret is that I didn't do it twice!
Michaela Cavicchio
Spring 2014
Italy
Lorenzo de Medici
API
I am currently a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in psychology. In the Spring of 2014, I went to Florence, Italy through Academic Programs International (API). Studying abroad was the best decision I made in my undergraduate career and I encourage you all to do the same! You learn so much about yourself while abroad and how to get completely out of your comfort zone. It has also made me so much more passionate to travel in the future!
Jessica Denoncour
Spring 2014
Italy
John Cabot University
API
My name is Jessica Denoncour and I studied in Rome, Italy in Spring 2014. Living in another country for four months allowed me to gain a greater appreciation of cultural differences. Truly adopting another lifestyle was a very eye-opening and rewarding experience. If you have the opportunity to study abroad I would highly recommend it because it will challenge you in ways you could not expect.Be openminded and take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you.  
Keeley Ffrench
Spring 2014
Spain
Antonio de Nebrija
API
Hi! My name is Keeley Ffrench i'm a junior HMP & IA double major with a minor in Spanish. I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and without a doubt it was the most eye-opening and rewarding trip thus far in my life. Studying abroad opened my eyes to a multitude of things, but primarily how self-reliant I am. I learned how to live with a host mother who doesn't speak my primary language, how to navigate around a city without any prior knowledge, and how to make friends without having anything in common with them. For all of you out there deciding if study abroad is a good decision or not..it will change you in ways you have never even considered.  
Kelsey Greene
Spring 2014
Ireland
University of Limerick
AIFS
I am a senior this year majoring in psychology. I studied abroad last Spring in Limerick, Ireland through AIFS. Overall, my experience was one that I cannot put words to. The memories, friendships, and roller coaster of emotions I got from those short four months was one that I can say with confidence I will carry with me forever. My Ireland home will always have a piece of me as I will always have a piece of Ireland. Making the decision to study abroad and where you will call your home for the semester is scary and overwhelming but it is one that I can assure you, you will not regret.
Melissa Keefe
Spring 2014
Spain
Universidad Autonoma de BarcelonaISA
I am majoring in International Business and Economics with a Spanish minor. I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain with ISA. I think others should study abroad because there is no other time in your life in which you can move across the globe with no resposibilites besides not losing your passport!
Noelle Kotelly
Fall 2013
Argentina
Universidad de Belgrano
ISA
I'm a senior Economics (BS) and International Affairs dual major with a minor in Spanish. I studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Universidad de Belgrano in the fall of 2013. I encourage everyone to go abroad because it really opens your eyes to new cultures, people, ideas and societies. I made some amazing friends and memories and became so independent. No regrets!
Olivia Loos
Spring 2014
Chile
Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
ISA
Olivia is from Dover, New Hampshire. She is a senior Economics/International Affairs dual major, with a minor in Spanish. She spent a semester in Valparaiso, Chile and loved everything about Chile - the people, the language, the food, the landscapes, and more. She also participated in an internship program while abroad. She loves traveling and highly encourages everyone to study abroad in order to better understand the world, its people, and their place in it.
Lauren Lydon
Spring 2014
Australia
University of Queensland
TEAN
I am currently a junior in the occupational therapy program here at UNH. Last semester (Spring 2014) I studied abroad at the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia with TEAN ( The Education Abroad Network). I think everyone who has the chance to study abroad should. You get different perspectives of different cultures all over the world while making friends. This is the chance for you to break out of your shell and experience the time of your life. I know I did :)
Katie McAuliffe
Spring 2014
Spain
IES Barcelona
IES

 

¡Hola todos! I am a senior pursuing a dual major in Communications and Journalism. Last spring semester I explored the musical and vibrant gem of Spain: Barcelona. Whether it be by the stomping pride of the Flamenco, the dark whimsy of Antoni Gaudí’s architecture or the smooth sailing lifestyle of the Mediterranean locale, Barcelona will enchant you. As study abroad students often do, I wanted a full cultural immersion: language, customs, festivals- the works. Studying abroad gives to access to a world unknown, or rather, a world misunderstood. I enrolled in IES Abroad’s Barcelona program as a way to try and find that world. Find yours!
Chad Perkins
Spring 2014
Germany
IES
IES
I am currently in my senior year and I am an International Affairs and German major.  I suggest to those who want to better a foreign language and to achieve fluency to study abroad for a semester. I was able to achieve the goal, which I set my first day of my freshmen year because I studied abroad. It changes your life in ways you never considered. You understand that the cultures and the world, on which they reside, are truly immeasurable. You connect with people and in doing so you forge relationships that will survive the weathering of distance and time. You are anew and better for it upon your return. Take this marvellous opportunity that our University has to offer and see the world for what it truly is: beautiful.

Kathryn Sikoski
Spring 2014

Italy
Florence University of the Arts
ISA
My name is Kathryn Sikoski, I am a health management and policy major. I am from Southington, Connecticut. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy and was able to travel to eight different countries during the semester. Studying abroad was an unforgettable and rewarding experience that all students should get the chance to do. Studying abroad provides many opportunities to see the world, make new life long friends, and experience new cultures and ways of life. After studying abroad, I can't wait until I have the chance to go back! 
Katherine Suttmeier
Spring 2014
Italy
Florence University of the Arts
ISA
Studying abroad in Italy not only was an amazing experience that I will never be able to do again, but it also prepared me for my future in so many ways. Being able to travel to 8 countries in 4 months was breathtaking. I had the absolute best time of my life and have already planned to go back!
Kim Vaughn
Fall 2013
Hungary
Corvinus University
Paul College
 Hi! My name is Kim Vaughn and I am a senior majoring in marketing and management. I studied abroad in Budapest, Hungary during the fall of 2013. My trip was a managed program through the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics here at UNH, so I traveled with 20 other business students from UNH! Studying abroad really opened a lot of doors and expanded my view on life. There is such a large opportunity for growth from studying abroad and everyone should take a step out of their comfort zone and see what the world has to offer. I promise you will not be disappointed in choosing to study abroad!
Makenzie Venckauskas
Spring 2014
Italy
Florence University of the Arts
ISA
 I think students should go abroad to experience what the world has to offer. I studied in Florence in the Spring of 2014, and I had an amazing semester. I want to do whatever I can to help other students have a great study abroad experience as well. 
Allie Wing
Spring 2014

France
IAU
ASA
I studied abroad in the spring semester of my sophomore year in the beautiful Aix-en-Provence, France. I studied at the IAU University through the provider ASA. I believe every student should study abroad because it is an experience unlike any other. Having the opportunity to travel and study in another county is so invaluable. There is so much to be learned about other cultures as well as yourself!
Sarah Young
Spring 2013
Australia
James Cook University
GlobalLinks
I'm about to enter my fourth and final year here at UNH. I'm majoring in Biology and minoring in Wildlife Conservation and I managed to go abroad twice while here at UNH (and will still be graduating on time). I did two full semesters abroad, one at James Cook Uni, Townsville Australia through Globalinks and one field studies semester in Chilean Patagonia through Round River Conservation Studies. I was absolutely in love with both of these extremely different experiences and encourage every undergraduate to study abroad because there things that can only be learned by such a genuinely unique experience.