Kristy Papay- SYE Barcelona, Semester at Sea
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.