Student of the Month

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The Study Abroad Student of the Month program is designed to showcase our study abroad students and inspire other students to consider studying abroad.

November 2014 Study Abroad Student of the Month

Name: Doug Krauth

Major: Biology and Asian Studies

Host Country: Thailand

Chiang Mai is backpackers paradise; With an abundance of jungle treks, rafting, elephant riding and the like, Chiang Mai is perfect for the adventurous traveler. However, just an hour outside of the city, with a more humble background, the Baan Chang Elephant Park is a chance to provide healthy human interaction, feeding, and exercise to rescued elephants.

Check out our previous Study Abroad Students of the Month!


September 2014 Study Abroad Student of the Month

Name: Samantha Conder

Major: Psychology

Host Country: India

August 2014 Study Abroad Student of the Month

Name: Richie Stephans

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Host Country: Japan

Reasons why Richie studied abroad:"Experience different cultures and businesses. Looking forward, this trip will make me more marketable to various companies and help with international business experiences.”

Advice Richie would give to students interested in studying abroad: “Just do it! Your schedule can work with it, regardless of major. This is the most profitable, cheapest and easiest time to go, so go now!”

("Seibu Dome, Tokorozawa City, Saitama – Japan. We sat in the 5th row behind 1st base at the Saitama Lions – Chiba Marines game. Though the lions lost, we were still able to catch a great game and learned a few cheers from the different fans. Ganbatte!")

To see more of Richie's photos, visit our UofL Study Abroad Flickr!

Christian Brawner | Morocco | February | Anthropology, Middle East & Islamic Studies

Jessica Dennis | Northern Ireland | March | Psychology & Sociology

Abby Wittmer | Spain | April | Mid/Secondary Education (Spanish & Social Studies)

Hanna Demarcus | Russia | May | English & Humanities

Hanna Touchton | Ghana | July | Social Work

Kshma Kulkarni | Cyprus | Anthropology and Biology