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Kristy Papay- SYE Barcelona, Semester at Sea

Krist Papay

Name: Kristy Papay

Languages: English, some Spanish

Hometown: Bergen County, New Jersey

Study Abroad Program: SYE Barcelona, Semester at Sea

International Experience: Traveled to Canada, Morocco, Ghana, South Africa, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Japan.

Why I wanted to be a Peer Advisor in the Study Abroad Office? USD has opened my eyes to the world through their efforts of promoting the study abroad programs and I am eternally grateful to every single person at USD that encouraged me to study abroad. This is my way of giving back and hopefully inspiring someone to travel and experience the world.

Best advice for students planning to study abroad:Be spontaneous! My best memories of studying abroad were the trips that I did not officially plan or schedule and just "winged it." It is also important to enjoy every moment while walking the streets in Vietnam for example instead of worrying about hitting every touristy destination.