I decided a few years ago to make the scary decision to choose Global & International Studies as my major at university. It came with loads of questions like "What's that?" and "What kind of job are you going to have with that degree?" and "Is that even a major?" I decided that no amount of confused relatives or doubt about my financial future could stop me from learning more about our world, new cultures, and what it truly means to be international.
I spent many semesters learning about international development, world religions, and global economics from books and professors, but I did not truly understand what these concepts look like in action until I traveled with Edumadic.
Edumadic was the perfect opportunity for me to practice what I had learned previously about intercultural exchange, and to develop the ideas of globalization I was learning through my online course during the trip. I was able to see firsthand what everyday life is like in a different culture.
During the trip, I also became very close with my fellow Edumads. Interacting regularly with peers from different states and countries was extremely valuable to me, and gave me the opportunity to create new international friendships.
Overall, Edumadic helped me to further my international education without the price of overseas tuition. It also helped me create new friendships and memories that I hope to have for a lifetime. Most importantly, Edumadic helped me push myself to try something new and scary, that ultimately became one of the best and most transformational experiences of my life.