Elizabeth Hagen

Elizabeth Hagen is an Ambassador who studied abroad in London


Why did you choose to study abroad and how did you decide on this program?

I chose to study abroad because I wanted to gain more cultural experiences. I decided on London because it is a very diverse city and there is a lot of history and exciting places to visit.

Briefly describe a specific cultural experience you had on your trip that made a lasting impression.

Being able to use the public transportation was amazing! It made it easier to get around the city and visit all the places I wanted to see.

Describe your overall study abroad experience.

It was an awesome experience to be able to live in a city and become part of the culture.

Based on your experiences abroad, what are some of the benefits of spending a semester abroad? How has studying abroad contributed to your personal, academic, and professional development?

When you spend a semester abroad you are able to get integrated into the culture. It has broadened my ideas of nationality and what it means to be from the U.S.

What advice can you offer for CSB/SJU students who are considering or planning to study abroad?

If you can fit in a semester abroad, do it! The chances of being able to spend several months in a country after college are very limited and the experience is something you will never be able to do again.

Do you have questions about studying abroad in London? Email Elizabeth at abroad@csbsju.edu.