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This past winter, two UW-Parkside students in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing took part in a study abroad to Thailand offered through the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies. Madison Wisialowski and Haley Willis shared some of their favorite memories of the trip and gave a few tips to students planning to study abroad in the future.
Haley: Of course, everyone should take advantage of the amazing study-abroad opportunities UW-Parkside has to offer. There are also many scholarships that you can apply for that will help get some of your trip paid for. I was lucky enough to qualify for some of these scholarships, which made studying abroad a very easy decision to make!
Madison: Some advice I would give to anyone going abroad is to research where you are going. Especially the area you are staying and where you will be spending most of your time. I did not do much research on the area of Thailand we were going to and I did not pack smart at all. Pack for the weather and whatever activities you will be participating in while abroad!
Madison: Iceland and the Bahamas are on my list right now! I plan to continue traveling in the future!
Haley: I plan to backpack across Central America after graduation!
All in all, the trip was a major success and an experience that these two students will never forget. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers many study-aboard trips throughout the year. Visit the study abroad office for more information.