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Kendall Gilmore-St. Clare's

Kendall Gilmore

Name: Kendall Gilmore

Major: Liberal Studies

Languages: English

Study Abroad Program: St. Clare's in Oxford, England Fall 2011

International Experience: I studied abroad and lived in Oxford, England for a semester.  While studying there I visited Germany, Holland, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Morocco.  I have also traveled to several countries across the world.  Some of these are Mexico, Canada, Norway, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Estonia, Denmark South Africa, Malawi, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Switzerland.

Why I wanted to be a Peer Advisor in the Study Abroad Office: Studying abroad was without question the most impactful and life-changing experience I have ever had.  I am dedicated to helping students have just as an incredible time abroad that I was fortunate enough to have. I am excited to be a resource for anyone considering going abroad to help with their questions, concerns or apprehensions and aid in their journey from San Diego to anywhere in the world!

Best Advice for students planning to study abroad:
The best thing that I did abroad, and what I tell everyone that has gone after me, is to say yes to absolutely every opportunity you come across. Be spontaneous, adventurous and never stop exploring. Also- take pictures of everything, eat the food everywhere you go (no matter how gross it looks) and get lots of souvenirs.  But most importantly, have fun and truly cherish every second of your time abroad!!