Studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, was the most insanely incredible experience of my life.
Being thrown into another culture with a foreign language is an indescribable feeling. I traveled throughout all of Europe and immersed myself into a non-American world. I learned Spanish, met people from all over the world, and now have friends scattered throughout the country.
Throughout high school, I was always interested in different cultures and the way they relate with the United States. By studying history, I know the past ways that countries interacted and by studying Global Studies, I can predict the future interactions of countries.
I have been exposed to many experiences I would not have had anywhere else. The D’Youville faculty is completely invested in making the student a better person in their field of expertise. It’s because of this that I was given the opportunity to work in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as take a summer class at Georgetown University.
My class traveled to D.C. to participate in the Organization of American Historians, and to Boston, where we represented a nation in the Harvard Model United Nations. In addition to studying in Madrid for a semester, I will be participating in a two-week trip to Ireland. Although this school may be small, the amount of opportunities is large and never ending.
D’Youville is a place where friends become family, your studies become your profession and the school becomes your home.
Catherine Muth '11
Dual major: Global Studies and History