Lauren Humenesky - London
Name: Lauren Humenesky
Majors: Communication Studies and Spanish
Languages: English and Spanish
Study Abroad Program: Queen Mary University in London, England during Summer 2012.
International Experience: During Summer 2012, I studied abroad at Queen Mary University in London, England. Queen Mary's campus is located in the East End of London and is relatively close to Central London. During my time studying abroad in London, I was able to take weekend trips to Oxford and Scotland. I have also traveled to Italy, Ireland, and France. Why I wanted to be a peer advisor in the Study Abroad Office: I wanted to be a peer advisor in the Study Abroad Office so that I could share all of my amazing experiences from my time studying abroad at Queen Mary University in London with students who are considering studying abroad. Before going abroad, I was nervous and unsure of what to expect, especially since I did not have any friends going abroad with me. The day I arrived in London, I immediately connected with students from all years at USD. I can honestly say that studying abroad was one of the best
experiences of my life and I would do it again without any questions. I can't wait to introduce and welcome students to a very unique part of USD that I feel all students should have the opportunity to explore!
Best advice for students planning to study abroad: Take advantage of
every opportunity that presents itself to you! In a foreign country, every experience is new and different and if you enjoy these experiences, your time abroad will be even better. Meet new people, travel to other cities or countries on the weekends, do things that you wouldn't normally do, and have fun!