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Fordham Partner/Freie Universitat Berlin (FU-BEST and GermanPlus) : Testimonials (Berlin)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by International & Study Abroad Programs
ISAP Program Evaluation Testimonial
What impact has your study abroad experience had on your life and studies?
Program Testimonials
My study abroad experience has encouraged me to more closely consider the perspectives of non-Americans in my work and personal opinions. It has taught me to be more aware of the way in which our actions are perceived in other places and the importance of diverse opinions. I also appreciated working within a foreign university environment, which has further shifted my perspective on my own university experience at Fordham and in America more generally in comparison.
— Kyle Zarif, Spring 2017
How will you keep your study abroad experience alive back in the US and Fordham?
Program Testimonials
I will keep in touch with professors and friends I met abroad, and incorporate the various perspectives I encountered into my thoughts and work.
— Kyle Zarif, Spring 2017
What suggestions or advice would you give to a prospective study abroad student?
Program Testimonials
I would advise that, in choosing a location to study abroad, prospective students should weigh their own individual interest and intellectual curiosities over all other considerations. Thoughts of cost and academic credit are important but considering familiarity and convenience over intellectual stimulation and a new environment will result in an unfulfilling experience abroad. You can always take a foreign vacation, but the holistic experience of studying in a new environment is not a chance everyone gets and shouldn't be wasted.
— Kyle Zarif, Spring 2017