Independent Minds, Working Together
Zena Lapp

Zena Lapp '14

Major: Biochemistry Molecular Biology

ISDSI, Chiang Mai, Thailand (Fall 2012)

Although many students think science majors cannot study abroad, with careful planning and some flexibility, it is most definitely possible, and totally worth it. Studying abroad in Thailand allowed me to experience a new culture and, at the same time, learn about global environmental issues through experiential learning. Experiencing the impact of climate change first-hand made me realize the magnitude of the environmental problems facing the global community today, and the need to address them. Although I have not decided exactly what I am going to do after college, my study abroad experience has definitely impacted the career choices I will make in the future.