Alessandra Garcia

I am Gardnerville, Nevada. I went to the University of Nevada, Reno and got my undergraduate degree in Health Sciences. I am currently going to school to get my Masters in Public Health. My go to dance moves would definitely be courtesy of the best RomCom movie: Hitch! :]

Why did you pick this program?

I had an energetic representative come into my dull Precalc class one afternoon and decided that it sounded like an ideal thing to do with my time!

What do you tell your friends who are thinking about going abroad?

They should do it!

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Make friends with your peers! Some of those friendships will last beyond the trip! I'm still in contact with all of the kids that were involved in my project and am even going to one of their graduations this May!

What's your favorite story to tell about your time abroad?

Smokos on the beach, tim tams and confessions back at our project dwelling, and bar hopping in Sydney on my 20th birthday. :]