Santa Clara University

Brenda Alba '13

International Ambassador

 

Why do you want to serve as an International Ambassador?
I want to positively help start the students abroad students experience right from the start. I remember being extremely nervous before going abroad ans having students give me tips and advice truly was of help therefore i want to return the favor.
Deciding factor for studying abroad?
The SCU London program was without a doubt the stand out winner for me when deciding on where I wanted to study abroad. Not only was there no language requirement but London is also a world class city unlike any other. Other key factors that made me choose this program were the living situations, flats with fellow SCU students and most importantly the internship.
Defining Moment Abroad?
interning abroad was a very interesting and beneficial experience. It definitely affected my outlook concerning the workplace and my professional being. it made me question the relationship between interns and supervisors seeing as how it was very informal in my experience compared to internships I've had back at home.
Advice to Prospective study abroad students?
While there is not much I would do differently I would suggest that students before leaving plan out their trips because not only will it be more economical but also that way they can maximize their time in the city they are studying in.