Studying in Japan gave me the chance to see the culture first-hand and to appreciate its traditions. It was wonderful to be in a place that has given so much to the world through technology and innovation and to have visited Doshisha University in Kyoto and Chuo University in Tokyo.
Getting accepted to go abroad and obtaining the support I need showed me a new way of seeing things; a higher SELF who learned to move forward and to be open for anything.
During my stay in London in 2012, I saw the Olympics and attended two events, women’s cycling and the women’s triathlon. This experience was amazing, and I loved seeing all the famous places and sites I had read and learned about. During the Rome program, I traveled all over Italy. The food, the people, the city all made this an amazingly beautiful trip that I will never forget, and I will always love. Until we meet again, Rome.
Read Katherine’s blogpost from her summer in Rome!
BMCC Study Abroad Fair 9/30/2015
Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015
2PM – 4:30 PM
BMCC, 199 Chambers Street, Atrium outside Richard Harris Terrace
BMCC Study Abroad & International Student Services/International Admissions
Directions to BMCC
Studying abroad gives students first-hand exposure to the world’s diverse cultures, peoples and histories, and no other experience is as effective in helping one understand the intricate and complex nature of the roles we play as citizens of the increasingly interrelated global community. It was the most formative aspect of my undergraduate career.
There is simply no replacement for study abroad. Nothing will challenge you more, forcing you to adapt and grow and thrive, and nothing will prepare you better to become a positive contributor to our global community. Whether your area of focus is language, culture, science or politics, remember that there is no better classroom than our world. And remember that wherever you go, there you are.
- 2015, Rangel Graduate Fellowship, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- 2012-13, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Colombia
- 2011-2012, Gilman Scholarship for French, Japanese and translation studies in Paris
- 2012, Critical Languages Scholarship for Japanese Studies in Japan
- 2010, Terrence L. Tenny Scholarship for Language Study for Spanish program in Caparra, Puerto Rico
- English Teaching Assistant, Paris, France
More about Joshua’s trajectory
“I have met some amazing lecturers, bonded with other scholars and had wonderful experiences that I will carry with me for a lifetime. Because my studies are centered on the African Diaspora, going to Ghana has made me realize that it doesn’t matter what part of the African Diaspora you are from, there is one collective narrative that we all share … and that narrative needs to be told to future generations.”
Ghana: The African Experience (Hunter), Summer 2013