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We are in North Campus this large earlier and Robinson all freshmen dorms on DH, then. Tio interview Stephanie, who's a study abroad she works with and study abroad. And she's telling me more about study abroad in the different opportunities that you have at Central and on my way, I kind of want to just talk about how it's so easy to involved. Like with your major, it can be really hard, like you can't get involved in any way as a freshman. Like that's when I was touring different universities like different things with my major, different things you had to qualify for, like when you were a junior senior, and when I came to Central, it was a lot different because as soon as I came to Central, I got involved right away. So I'm a broadcasting major, and when I first got here, I anchored my freshman year and usually like freshmen, never getting anchor spot. So that was kind of like a big, like, life changing thing for me. Freshmen literally never get this anchor spot like you should be so proud, like this never happens. So after I kind of landed obsession, I was like, Wow, like, why don't I just try for anything else? Like I have nothing to lose. So then I started doing like, reporting my my sophomore year, um, I applied for a lot of different positions, and it kind of just gave me a new confidence of just because you should never let your freshman title define what you Khun d'Oh can. That was like, the biggest thing I've kind of learned, like through my four years, and I would encourage anyone that comes like I've kind of taken some freshman under my wing, but I know it went to my high school, and that's like, the biggest thing I've sat like. Do not let your freshman title discourage you from doing anything, because you can do anything that you want to dio and it doesn't matter what your age is. I would say is one of my favorite things about central eyes that you can get involved right away. You can get involved with so many different things, so yeah. It was Stephanie Hodges, and she works within study abroad. And I kind of want to hear more about study abroad and kind of what you can do as a freshman and kind of overall, the student. Stephanie, can you kind of explained to us what so you brought is in kind of what you knew was a freshman? Yeah. So freshman year is a great time to start thinking about study abroad. The first time you can go. If you're looking at doing the whole semester, it would be second semester of your sophomore year. Planning early is the key, okay? And then kind of what I know, like study abroad is expensive. I think that's what turns away a lot of people s o kind of thing. Yeah, so the cost of study abroad is definitely a big misconception. It's a myth that we hear a lot of people think that they can't afford it, which is not always the case. We have a lot of low cost options, and we consider low cost to be are below the cost of attending CMU s O. For example, spending a semester in Thailand is actually about three thousand dollars cheaper than spending a semester at cmu s. So if you're looking at saving money, doing a whole semester's generally more cost effective, um, we also have a lot of scholarships that are available if you could only fit in somewhere something like that. Um, our office gives away a scholarship, and nearly seventy percent of people who apply for it received an award. Oh, and those awards ranged from five hundred dollars to twenty five hundred, depending on if it's a summer semester. I know, like, what would you recommend for students? Kind of looking into study abroad or kind of like, hesitant or just advice for people that are looking to go into Yeah, I don't say it, just do it. I mean, I know there's some things that you think might get in the way like cost your time, which is its not you could still CEO. They don't have to be a barrier. So if you're worried about cost, lookinto are low cost options. If you're worried about time that you could go. You could do one In short is one week over spring breaker over summer. If you have commitments that prevent you from doing the whole semester eso no matter what your major is, you know, no matter what you're studying, we can absolutely make it fit for you. We also have internships available so you can complete an internship of Radha's. So that is an awesome way to get involved in Central, So thank you so much.