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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
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!
Crista Barnes
Fall 2014
New Zealand
University of Otago
GlobaLinks (now ISA)
I studied abroad in New Zealand at the University of Otago in Dunedin the first semester of my junior year (Fall 2014). I am a math major, women studies minor and love to hike, camp, and explore (which New Zealand was perfect for)! If you are thinking about going abroad at some point during your college career I really encourage you to follow through with it! It could be the best thing you decide to do as an undergraduate, it sure was for me. Study abroad really opened my eyes to how amazing other places can be and really inspired me to pursue traveling more often. It was overall a great experience and I urge everyone to give it a shot!
Ben Bernstein
Fall 2014
Spain
Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
ISA
I am currently a Junior in the Paul Business school Majoring in Entrepreneurship. I studied abroad Fall 2014 in Barcelona, Spain! Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should be taken advantage of by everyone. It's so much more than just taking classes in a different country. Its about living in a different country, experiencing a new culture, trying new food, and travelling. My trip allowed me to travel to places that seemed far away and distant before, but now seem like a second home. I highly suggest that anyone AND everyone should study abroad. The only regret I have is that I came back from Barcelona!!
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!
Katie Carbonara
Fall 2014
New Zealand
EcoQuest
UNH
I am currently a senior Environmental Conservation and Sustainability major. In the fall of 2014, I studied in Aotearoa New Zealand with the UNH EcoQuest Program. I spent four months tramping, camping, skydiving, bungy jumping, kayaking, exploring and getting to know the people and places of an amazing country. Studying abroad was absolutely the best part of my college career, I learned so much about myself and what I want for my life while having an incredible adventure. I encourage everyone to take some chances, travel, and go for your life!
Jessica Denoncour
Spring 2014
Italy
John Cabot University
API
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! 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.
Robert Hartwell
Fall 2014
Hungary
Corvinus University
UNH COLA
 I am a junior majoring dual majoring in Psychology and Justice Studies with a minor in Forensic Science. I went to Budapest, Hungary in the fall of 2014 with the UNH JSBP (Justice Studies in Budapest). This is a managed program at UNH, meaning I studied with 11 other students from UNH. Saying it was the best decision of my life is true, but doesn't even begin to describe how the whole experience impacted me. Going abroad not only opened my eyes to a variety of different cultures, but it also created everlasting friendships and really brought me out of my shell, helping me grow as a person. I recommend going abroad to anyone, even those that don't tend to leave their comfort zone. This experience will aid you in becoming a more well rounded person and teach you life lessons you just can't get otherwise.
Melissa Keefe
Spring 2014
Spain
Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
ISA
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 a senior Economics/International Affairs dual major, with a minor in Spanish, from Dover NH. 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!
Annie Molinaro
Fall 2014
England
Regent's College
UNH COLA
I am a junior, communications major. During the fall of my junior year I studied abroad in London, England. For as long as I can remember I have dreamed about going abroad and I wish I could do it all again! Studying abroad is truly an amazing experience. For a few months you get to branch out of your comfort zone, meet new people, try new things, travel to new places and make memories that will last a lifetime. I gained so much confidence while abroad and got to learn more about myself than I ever expected. I highly recommend that if you can go abroad whether it's for a whole semester or for J-Term do it! Be brave, be fearless and go study abroad!
Chad Perkins
Spring 2014
Germany
IES Freiburg
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
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
UNH Paul College
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. 
Sarah Young
Spring 2013
Australia
James Cook University
GlobaLinks (now ISA)
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.