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Stephen Lopez - Finland

Stephen Lopez

Name: Stephen Lopez


Major: Economics


Languages: English and Spanish


Study Abroad Program: Aalto School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.


International Experience: I studied and lived in Finland for the 2012 Spring Semester. I have traveled to quite a few countries. I have visited Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, and Turkey.


Why I wanted to be a peer advisor in the Study Abroad Office: I absolutely enjoy traveling and I had an amazing Study Abroad experience. I feel as a peer advisor, I can encourage more USD students to participate in the program.


Best advice for students planning to study abroad: Eat new foods! There are many things we might not ever have the chance to eat in our home country. Food is synonymous with it's respective country's culture and it's a great way to really feel part of the culture.