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Northwest Missouri State University

What former students have to say

"Summer 2010, I left for Spain seeing the world through one perspective and I returned seeing it through many!  Studying abroad was genuinely the most amazing and beneficial experience for me.  Seeing historical monuments, experiencing the immersion of other cultures and stepping outside of the box is a priceless learning and vacationing experience.  I truly recommend and dare anyone and everyone to give it a try at least once!"

Jeff Paul 
Summer 2010, Faculty Led Program

“Studying Abroad was an indescribable experience that I will always cherish. I learned more about myself in 5 months than I have in the past 3 years of college. I met new friends, ate delicious food, traveled places I never thought I’d see, and experienced a new adventure every day. Everyone should consider going abroad, you won’t want to come back!”

Elizabeth Bubalo 
Spring 2010, ISEP Program
Universidata del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)


“I truly think that studying abroad opened my eyes to, well, the world.  Having the ability to travel in college allowed me to see careers, volunteering, and life beyond the Midwest United States.”

Kelsey Luers 
Summer 2007, MCTS  
Teikyo University Holland (Maastricht, Netherlands)


"One can learn and study about culture, language and differences around the world, but until they experience it first-hand they'll never truly understand it."

Theresa Wilshusen
Spring 2007, Mexico Program
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Guadalajara, Mexico)


"Studying abroad was by far one of the best decisions I made throughout my time in college. Reflecting back, I can see how much I developed personally and learned about myself, but also gained a new cultural perspective and appreciation that is difficult to gain while studying in a classroom in the middle of the U.S. I would encourage all students to explore and pursue the opportunities that NW offers and discover and develop themselves both academically and personally."

Sarah Meyer
Summer 2004, MCTS Program
(Maastricht, Netherlands)


"I can't even describe in words how amazing studying abroad is. It is something that cannot be measured or spoken of unless you have actually done it. I think that everyone should take the opportunity to learn about themselves, others, and the world through education abroad.

"I was able to travel through Europe for about one month for really cheap. I had the best time of my life and I will never forget the stories, good times, learning experiences, and most importantly the friendships I developed while abroad. It is the best way to network throughout the world and learn more about other countries, as well as your own."

Kimberly Dalzell
Spring 2006, ISEP Program
University of Maastricht (Maastricht, Netherlands)


"My study abroad experience (Ulsan South Korea summer AIP program 2003) was unforgettable and definitely affirmation for continuing a lifelong journey of pursuing international experiences, appreciating cultures, and loving my worldwide neighbors."

Marsha Jennings 
Summer 2003, AIP Program
Ulsan University (Ulsan, South Korea)


"My study abroad experience was unique as it was more of a work abroad experience. I worked on the University of Queensland campus dairy.  I believe this helped me tremendously when applying for my first job out of college. It demonstrated how I could adapt and work with various types of people. The company I currently work for is a global cooperation and I believe that having international experience gives you an edge when applying to these types of businesses.” 

Stephanie Reid
Summer 2006, Custome Designs Internship University of Queensland  
(Queensland, Australia)


"Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I read Shakespeare inside the Globe Theatre, walked along the same roads the Romans did thousands of years ago, and experienced places I've only known about through textbooks. All the while, I had the time of my life and made friends across the world. I would go back in a heartbeat."

Ashley Scott
Spring 2007, MO-London Program
Imperial College (London, UK)

"It has empowered me to do anything that I want to do.  I will never forget the places, people, and understanding that I have gained through my study abroad.  It was the best decision I have made in my life so far." 

Amanda Engelhart
Spring 2011, ISEP Program
Malardalen University (Vasteras, Sweden)

"The MO-London program was a spectacular opportunity to see history, art, theater, politics, and the modern world all meet in one great city"

Emily Lipira
Summer 2007, MO-London Program
Imperial College (London, UK)

"Ik ben niet wie ik was" "I am not who I was."

Justin Nickerson
Spring 2007, Magellan Exchange
Hogeschool Zuyd (Maastricht, Netherlands)

"It was challenging to understand the cultural norms, but it also gave me such an appreciation for the Hispanic culture. I feel like I finally understand what I read about in textbooks! It's so cool to see pictures in a textbook and say wow I have seen that. I learned more Spanish in 6 weeks abroad than I've learned in 6 months in the classroom."

Amanda Preston
Spring 2007, Mexico Program
Tecnologico de Monterrey (Cuernavaca, Mexico)


"Studying abroad not only gave me an opportunity to learn about myself and another culture, but I was able to improve my Spanish language skills by 100%! It was definitely an experience I will never forget, and one that I encourage everyone to have."


Brandon Clark
Spring 2011 ISEP Program
Universidad Nacional (Herdia, Costa Rica)