Study Abroad Stories
Katie Ommanney, Senior, Wildlife Management Major
I Spent time in Ghana in 2014 and also in South Africa and Tanzania in 2015. My time in Ghana was spent learning about the developing agricultural sector including learning about low cost, low maintenance, non-mechanized ways that things like composting are being sped up and storage is being made more efficient. In South Africa, I spent 10 weeks at an elephant park collecting behavioral data on a group of semi-captive elephants. In my free time I made sure to delve into the local culture and experience the different aspects of the country including the wild areas like Addo Elephant National Park and the overwhelming encapsulation that the city of Cape Town offered.
Semester At Sea
Deja Marsh – Major/Social Work
Deja is currently abroad with Semester At Sea, Great Wall of China (Beijing, China), top of the Tokyo Tower (Japan)
Chengdu, China - Summer 2016
Ni’Jah K. Richardson, Junior, Economics Major
My trip to China was full of excitement and new experiences. I studied economics and marketing in Chengdu, a city within the Sichuan province notorious for its spicy foods. I was able to visit different cultural landmarks such as the Leshan Buddah, the largest Buddah in the world, as well as a city built within a river. The city night life in Chengdu impressed me the most, from the friendly natives to the beautiful glowing lights that filled the sky at night. My time in Chengdu, China was an awesome experience. I would do it all over again!
Paris Study Abroad - Spring Break 2016
Shavon Rochester- Junior, Movement Science Major, Paris, France Spring 2016
Talk about the trip of a lifetime! I have dreamed of visiting Paris for years, and finally my dream came true. Although I am not a textiles major, I gained so much knowledge from our experience. My main purpose for embarking on this trip was to utilize the French speaking skills that I have acquired in my duration here at DSU. I encourage those who are interested to take the plunge and discover a new culture. If you are studying a foreign language let that be an incentive to study and travel abroad. It will truly be a memorable experience!
Kimberly Klinkenborg, Senior, Nursing Major—Paris, France Spring 2016
I had an amazing journey in Paris. It was an experience I would love to relive again. The pictures do not even begin to capture what I saw, but they can give you an idea. I went into Notre Dame and prayed, and that brought a tear to my eye. It was so breathtaking. I thank my parents for making this opportunity possible. Our tour guide was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the people had great style. I was lucky to travel along with the Delaware State Fashion Majors, therefore giving me the opportunity to witness my very own fashion and trade shows. My most favorite endeavor was going to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night. Seeing the city at night was wonderful; it had a different feel than seeing Delaware at night. I plan to revisit Paris again; I hope I can make that come true.