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Last updated April 12, 2022
Meet Abby Curto '23 (Public Health), our newest Peer Advisor.
Hi! My name is Abby Curto. I am a junior and in Fall 2021 I studied abroad in Verona, Italy. I am a public health major with a minor in education. Even though I went abroad in the middle of a pandemic, studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made! While I was abroad, I was able to travel all over Italy and to 6 other countries. I ate tons of yummy food and made lots of new friends and memories!
Ready to change the world? Apply for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, a full scholarship to study abroad with a cohort of student leaders from around the country.
The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship was founded to empower students of color with a transformative experience abroad, much like Frederick Douglass was inspired by his travels. All program fees are covered, as well as airfare.
Okay, so Antje is actually abroad at UMass; her home university is Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam (VU), where she studies Criminology, and will graduate in 2022. UMass has exchange relationships with 40 universities abroad, which means we have 60-100 visiting exchange students on campus each semester, from the very same universities that UMass students attend. So next time you have the opportunity, engage with an exchange student or an international student at UMass — next year, that could be you!
Meet Isabelle Graves '23, a first-semester junior and Communications major at UMass. Isabelle is studying at the University of Nebrija in Madrid, Spain through API for the full academic year. Isabelle sent us a quick note to let us know how she’s doing and how glad she is to be staying for two semesters.