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Alex Medrano- Mexico, SYE Oxford, Madrid

Alex Medrano

Name: Alex Medrano


Major: Political Science, Spanish


Languages: English, Spanish


International Experience: I spent six weeks in Guadalajara, Mexico with the USD Summer program (2010), Second Year Experience in Oxford, England (Intercession 2011) and a semester in Madrid (Spring 2012).


Why I wanted to be a peer advisor in the Study Abroad Office: I have had such an amazing experience studying abroad while at USD. Although each trip was very different, they have many commonalities. I made new friends and memories I will cherish forever. Each place I visited holds a special place in my heart. With the many programs available, studying abroad has become very attainable at USD. I wanted to encourage students to go abroad and be a resource to those who are planning on it. I have plenty of stories and tips to share!


Best advice for students planning to study abroad: Put yourself out there! I recommend exploring your neighborhood and city. Don't be afraid to get lost or try new things...oh and when it comes to packing, less is definitely more :)