Independent Minds, Working Together
Shyniece Ferguson

Shyniece Ferguson '14

Major: Communication Studies (Minor: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality and Africana)

DIS, Copenhagen, Denmark (Spring 2013)

My off-campus experience taught me a lot about myself and how to respectfully try to immerse myself within the Danish culture. While I took no Danish courses, living among 50 international students, I have made friends and memories that will last me a lifetime. My study abroad experience introduced me to the practical aspect of my liberal arts education, which will give me a competitive edge in graduate school and the workplace. I joined the GET because I want to encourage and help guide first generation and minority students during their decision on whether and where to study abroad. I want to share my unique knowledge about cultural acceptance, how to articulate their experiences, and how to enjoy OCS on a budget.