Program and Location:
University of Manchester; Manchester, United Kingdom
Why did you choose to study abroad?
What did you learn about yourself?
I learned that I enjoy changing my image and trying new things.
What was one of your favorite parts of your program?
3 weeks of traveling over Spring break
What advice do you have to future study abroad students?
How did your study abroad experience prepare you for your future career?
It showed me how infrastructure in larger cities works and if I move to somewhere in Europe in the future for my career it will be much less of a culture shock.
Were you surprised by anything during your time abroad?
Racism in Spain and Italy.
Would you do it again?
In what ways did your identity have an impact on your experience abroad?
Being black made the quality of service I received while traveling less than that of the white men/women I traveled with.
Is there any advice you would give to other students who share your identity?
Don’t let racism stop you from having fun.