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and Hawaii : Testimonials (Hanmer Springs)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
This program provided me with a new passion for travel and seeing the world. I was also pushed outside of my comfort zone during many adventure activities, which gave me an appreciation for trying new things. I learned so much about myself and about the world during the courses that we take and how things work and how people live around the world that fascinates me.
— Claire Britt, Spring 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
It was unbelievable, challenging, breath taking, fun, impressive, different, and I loved every moment. I wish I could go back and do it over again every year.
— Kyle Drenner, Spring 2017
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
This was an absolutely incredible experience. First, I am exponentially more aware of the amount that I consume on a daily basis. Moving forward I will be much more conscious of the actions I take and their impact on the environment as a whole. Secondly, something that Simon said one day has really stuck with me and its something that has reshaped how I approach sustainability. He explained that he doesn't have the power to change peoples actions, however, he does have the power to make sure that the choices they make are not in ignorance. That has motivated me to strive to create awareness in a way that will hopefully inspire people to act in a more environmentally conscious way on their own accord.
— Alexandra Lopiccolo, Spring 2018
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Program Testimonials
I think that this program is without a doubt the best education abroad program that the University of Georgia has to offer. Having so many cool activities scheduled within the program gives you the opportunities that you would probably either not consider doing, or not be able to afford independently. You are also able to make so many new friends because you spend so much time together. If you are at all considering this program, you do not want to miss out.
— Claire Britt, Spring 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Program Testimonials
Do it! If you love the outdoors, new places, traveling, and you're adventurous I really doubt there is a better program than this one. Do it! And do the semester because you're going to want to stay forever.
— Kyle Drenner, Spring 2017
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
Program Testimonials
It is physically challenging in terms of hiking ability. It is also challenging because you are always on the move and days are packed full of adventures, but you will see and do so much during the short two month trip. It is a good mix of types of traveling and accommodations, but you will have to step out of your comfort zone at some point during the trip. It is also a great program to learn about sustainability and the environment because the course load is small allowing for more hands on experience.
— Meghan Tait, Spring 2017
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Program Testimonials
I have completely changed my career goals. I was initially going to go to med school to become a doctor. Now I have realized that I will be able to impact the health of the planet and the people on it far greater if I can help find a way to slow down the effects of climate change.
— Zachary Stuermer, Spring 2017