Bernadine Kumi
Student Ambassador
Email: [email protected]
School:University of Pennsylvania
Cya Term:Spring 2024
Major:Political Science
Anticipated Graduation:Spring 2024

I have had the benefit of learning another language, immersing my self in a new culture, and experiencing a culturally enriching semester while learning topics related to my major. Studying abroad has changed me as a person and made me more aware of world politics. I have learned how to network with people, and it has even given me insight on practicing law (my ideal career) internationally.

What advice do you have for prospective students who are interested in or planning to study abroad with CYA?

It is ok to explore things on your own and make your solo adventures! I wish I wasn't so worried about venturing on my own and trying new things,

How was the political climate in Greece different from what are you used to? If applicable, describe a time when you had to navigate a political conversation during your time abroad.

In Greece, there were more ongoing protests, than what I had been used to in the U.S. As a result, I decided to research more about the issues Greek individuals were protesting about.

please select any of the following that apply to you, and that you would be willing to share about your CYA experience with other students:

Accessibility, First-generation student, First-time international traveler, Religion, Student of color, Medical Care in Greece

Briefly describe a cultural experience you had that was significant to you in any way.

I was able to celebrate Greek Easter at a Catholic Church, and as a practicing catholic, it was a really enriching experience.

Favorite food in Greece?

Kebab wrap! or Pork Souvlaki

Favorite class you took at CYA?

Evolution of Human Rights with Aya Burweila

Favorite quote from abroad?

"What Can You do" τι να κάνουμε

What extracurricular activities were you involved with in Greece?

Student Affair events with Nikki, Wellness week, Church activities

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