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UGA - CED - Croatia: Heritage Conservation and Classical Civilization : Testimonials (Buzet)

The following program testimonial responses have been selected for publication by UGA StudyAway
Final Reflection Questions
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
Program Testimonials
I learned so much about a country I never learned about in school. I got to experience a new culture. I got to have frequent interactions with actual Croatians which I really enjoyed. There are some things you can't learn from anyone but a local.
— Brennan Mitchell, Maymester 2019
What were the most significant take-aways from your experience?
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Immersing yourself within a culture that is not as populous as other EU nations gives an opportunity to see the growth and continuous Revelations that Croatia is experiencing. This has also given me time to reflect on my own attitudes towards cultural sensitivity as well as growth and effects of tourism.
— Su Pak, Maymester 2019
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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You get what you give to this program. Stay engaged and you will have the opportunity to learn so much. Engage with the world around you and the culture that surrounds you. This trip provides opportunities that would not otherwise be possible when independently planning a trip. The Croatia trip is an amazingly fun way to learn and explore a new culture and engage in academic discussion.
— Sarah Anderson, Maymester 2019
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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Do it. Without question. The landscapes and the architecture and the art and the history are simply breathtaking. Do not miss the opportunity to learn about this place of which we hear so little.
— William Jerles, Maymester 2019
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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Do it. You'll enjoy it.
— William Newman, Maymester 2019
What are your words of advice to students considering this program?
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Appreciate the fact that we get to learn through this experience. It's not a vacation. It's an incredible opportunity to experience a new culture and learn from professors who are passionate about their subjects.
— Daphne Sevde, Maymester 2019
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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This experience gave me the opportunity to learn and engage with cultural heritage in a meaningful way. From exploring new career opportunities, visiting a multitude of different UNESCO world heritage sites and Croatian Heritage sties, and engaging in the conversation surrounding tourism from a different world perspective, this opportunity expanded my career options and skill set.
— Sarah Anderson, Maymester 2019
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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It solidified my commitment to Landscape Architecture in a way that I feel I can better honor and preserve the past.
— William Jerles, Maymester 2019
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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I think it helped me develop myself. It put me in an uncomfortable situation where I knew no one and had to adapt and grow.
— Brennan Mitchell, Maymester 2019
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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It opened my eyes to a world abroad that I had never seen before.
— William Newman, Maymester 2019
How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
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It makes me want to experience more outside of my comfort zone. I see myself as very open to new things, but I also didn't realize how sheltered my experiences in life have been.
— Daphne Sevde, Maymester 2019