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Allyson Staff Pic   Hi everyone, I’m Allyson! I am a junior majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Pre-Med and minoring in Spanish and Chemistry.  I had the incredible opportunity to spend last fall studying with USAC’s program in Valencia, Spain. I am thankful to have received many scholarships to fund my time abroad, including the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. While in Valencia, I volunteered at a local after school program and served as a tutor for children from low-income and immigrant families. I fell in love with the culture of the community and the amazing people I met throughout my journey. In those five months abroad, I traveled to eight different countries and did things I’d only ever dreamed of doing. I para-glided over the alps of Switzerland, rode camels through the sands of Morocco, picnicked under the Eiffel Tower in France, played with monkeys in the United Kingdom, and so much more. I’m so excited that you are looking into studying abroad during college! Living and studying in another country for a time, whether a summer, semester, or year is completely worth it. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or want to know more about the different scholarships and programs offered here at UAB. 

LouisHi everyone, I'm Louis! I am a senior pursuing a degree in International Studies with minors in Spanish and Chinese. As an immigrant from the Philippines, traveling and assimilating to foreign cultures were instilled in me at a young age. I have been to eight different countries and planning for more! I hope to encourage other students to travel as well. Other facts about me are that I am from Mobile, Alabama, I am a pescatarian (transitioning to vegan) and I have four older siblings. I can't wait to show you your options for studying abroad! Please reach out to me if you have any questions or want to know more about the different scholarship and programs offered here at UAB. 



ZahabHi everyone, I'm Zahab! I am junior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Spanish. When I studied abroad I went to Meknes, Morocco with ISA. There, I learned Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, and completed a service-learning project as well. My service-learning project was focused at an association for children with down syndrome. My role was to help them learn English and assist their teacher with arts and crafts for the day. I'm interested in learning languages, travelling, singing, watching Netflix, and hanging out with my cat. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about ISA programs or service-learning opportunities abroad!