Melanie Mohler, visual communication major/Korean minor
Curiosity, a longing to travel, and a Betty and Roger Ruch Study Abroad Scholarship through the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies
"Because I wanted to get to know more about a beautiful and interesting place. I feel that it's morally responsible to contribute to our global society by learning a different language. It also has potential to increase opportunities further down the road, helping me build more connections in my career or friendships."
Lessons she took back home:
"Studying abroad helped me grow as a person, and I feel more confident about myself. It's so enlightening to feel that vulnerability and naivete because it pushes you to survive. You will also appreciate your own country and culture, along with theirs, even more."