Charlotte Constantinidi is a returning study abroad student from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in the UK. She is a sophomore majoring in Elementary and Special Education.
IPC: Why did you choose to study in Wales?
CC: I chose to study abroad in Wales because I wanted to attend somewhere in the UK, but I didn’t want to choose a university that a lot of people normally went to. I chose Lampeter because I wanted to attend university in a smaller, close-knit community.
IPC: Why is having a study abroad experience in college so important to you?
CC: For me as a future teacher, getting to have a study abroad experience in college is so important. My experiences that I had there allowed me to grow not only as a student, but also as a person. I gained new knowledge through my time studying, and I learned how to be more flexible and understanding.
IPC: Why would you recommend that other students to have a study abroad experience?
CC: If you have the opportunity to study abroad, do it! Studying abroad has been by far one of the most impactful things I have done since being here at UNCG. Studying abroad will push out of your comfort zone in all the best ways. You will see things you’ve only ever dreamed of, you will make a lot of new friends, and you will grow as a person. Traveling abroad may not always look pretty, but it’s all about what you take away from the experience — I promise you will walk away a different person.