|Solmaz Karimi (first from the left) and other|
students at the University of Vermont
Why do you think it’s important to study abroad?
It is important to study abroad to gain a fresh perspective on life, by meeting different people, clearing your head of stereotypes and accepting views that are different from yours. It also teaches you how to make it on your own, be independent and deal with obstacles in your way.
How did you come to the decision to study abroad?
I chose University of Vermont because it is in Burlington, a small city that is complemented by Lake Champlain. I knew I wanted to study on the East Coast because the states are smaller and that makes traveling between them easier. I loved the research laboratories and facilities at the university. Their student body was very diverse and they had a really friendly Office of International Exchange.