USF Global Spotlight
Jasmine Green, Class of 2019
February 26, 2019
While pursuing a B.A. in International Studies, a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Public Advocacy, and a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies, Jasmine Green has had the opportunity to study abroad three times: in Northern Ireland, Morocco, and on an upcoming trip to Germany.
Jasmine recalls one specific experience from her time in Morocco, in which she and her roommate shared F’tour with their host family, and had fun trying to pronounce the names of all the dishes.
Her travels have shown that even the smallest of experiences can be very meaningful. “I can’t help but marvel at the beauty of such ordinary moments.”
Through all of her experiences abroad, Jasmine has come to understand the value of learning about new people and cultures. “You are going to that country to learn from them, not the other way around. Listen before you talk, and do your best not to make comparisons between the life you're used to. No one should come back from a study abroad trip without having met and meaningfully connected with at least one local.”
Jasmine offers one final piece of advice to anybody considering study abroad: "Don't get hung up on trying to choose a program based on expectations others have of you. Go to the places that excite you most, because once you're there you'll understand what drew you in and be able to articulate a study abroad story that's more meaningful and memorable than if you'd let others choose for you."