Student Stories

In this series, students explore their global experiences in relation to their identities by asking, “Who am I abroad?”

If you would like to be connected with a study abroad alum who has participated in your program or country of interest and shares your identity, please submit the Connect with Alumni Request Form, and we’ll follow up with you by email.

If you are a study abroad alumni and are interested in sharing a Student Story, please fill out an interest form.


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    Caira Jordan

    My name is Caira Jordan and I’m a Film & Digital Media major. I studied abroad with UCEAP at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in spring semester 2023,…

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  • Mariah Silvah

    Hello, my name is Mariah. I am majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology here at UC Santa Cruz. During my undergraduate career, I conducted field research in the breathtaking habitats…

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    Hayley Sanchez

    My name is Hayley Sanchez, and I am a Film and Digital Media Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies double major. As a first-generation, low-income, Latina person of color,…

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    Kaylee Campos

    My name is Kaylee Campos, and I am a LALS/Politics double major. As a first-generation, Latinx student, studying away at the nation’s capital through the UCDC program was a transformative…

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    Max Rogozienski

    My name is Max Rogozienski. I am an Astrophysics major at UC Santa Cruz. I studied abroad for my third year at Universitat de Barcelona in the fall of 2022,…

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    Nallely Gutiérrez

    Hello! My name is Nallely Gutiérrez, and I am an Intensive Psychology major. My study abroad experience began in Barcelona, Spain, where I interned abroad through the Psychology and Cognitive…

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  • Denilson Perez

    My name is Denilson Perez, and I’m a Latin America and Latinx Studies/Sociology combined major and Language Studies minor. My study abroad experience took place in two different locations; Bologna,…

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    Michael Hernandez

    Hello, my name is Michael. I am a second-year transfer student with a passion for Sociology and Philosophy. I had the opportunity to study and intern abroad in Buenos Aires,…

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    Emilie Lenoir

    Hey there! My name is Emilie and I am a current third-year environmental sciences major. I studied abroad in France during the summer and fall of 2022. When I left…

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    Daniel Westbrook

    My name is Daniel Westbrook and I recently graduated from John R. Lewis College at UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Philosophy. I studied…

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Last modified: May 24, 2024