Few college experiences leave a lasting effect like studying abroad. Six Jags checked in over the summer to share their stories from overseas.
Greetings from Ghana
Jonathan Osoria, a pre-exercise-science senior, traveled with the inaugural University College trip to Ghana. The program focused on the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonization in the African nation.
"I felt that I learned so much more on this trip than I have ever learned in any of my classes about the trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonization and Pan-Africanism. One thing that stood out to me was the hard work and unity of the people there. It reminded me of the stories my mom used to tell me about when she lived in Mexico. It also showed the hard work that she had to do to get my siblings and me to the point where we are today. From this, I found a new sense of gratitude back in the United States. I also found a new drive to do what I can to give back."