Student Stories

As a part of an interconnected global society, we are dedicated to prepare DC grads to be successful global citizens. Education Abroad team at Durham College provides global learning opportunities to domestic, international students, and faculty.

Let’s hear from former participants what it’s like to study abroad!

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“I’m about to be real cheesy but honestly studying abroad really does change you as a person. My study abroad experience has been amazing and I’m really sad that it’s over. If you asked me 5 years ago if I was willing to travel solo, the answer would have been no. My anxiety and confidence would have never allowed me to do such a thing, or so I thought. My time in Spain allowed me to do some serious self-reflection, soul-searching and just the ability to be content with my whole authentic and true self. I travelled to Malta, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium alone and honestly, I am so happy I chose to do so. I feel so much more confident and less anxious about going places alone, which I’d say is a pretty big accomplishment. I did everything that I wanted to do on my trips, including eating at restaurants alone, which is huge deal for me because I’ve always been extremely nervous about that. I feel like people need to stop being afraid to do things alone because the end result is seriously rewarding and travelling solo is honestly so amazing❤️ (sorry for the long caption 🙈).”

Kailey - Semester Abroad Program in University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares (Spain)

DC Student Experience in Guatemala – Faculty-led Classroom Abroad program

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