First GSU student to study at University of Kassel in Germany
July 14, 2011
Jennifer Keyser, a student at Georgia Southern University, was recently awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to study abroad in Germany for the 2011-2012 academic year. Keyser will be the first GSU student to attend the University of Kassel, and while she is overseas, three students from the German college will come to American to study at GSU.
"Study abroad programs help you step out of your comfort zone - to get to know other cultures," said Keyser, a multi-lingual student who plans to pursue a career in international business. "I get to basically set the tone for Georgia Southern students at the University of Kassel, and I get to make my own way."
The experience of attending school in a foreign country may be daunting for some, but international calling cards can be used to stay in touch with friends and family and help quell some of the anxiety and homesickness that some students may feel.
Students who spend semesters or years studying at schools in other countries may find that they return from their international adventure with more self-confidence and maturity, and a broader, more accepting world view, according to the Tri County Times.