Elementary Education sophomore Julia Rhodes is spending her Spring semester studying in Verona, Italy; and she thinks everyone should study abroad, even if only for a week-long program.
"I've only been here for one month but it has already been the best experience of my life. During the week, I go to class and volunteer in the local Italian elementary schools. Volunteering in these schools has been an amazing opportunity because I am getting firsthand experience working in an ESL classroom! My friends and I then travel every weekend to a new city or country. Everybody should study abroad whether it's for a semester, one month or one week!"
A little bit about Julia
Q. What do you enjoy about your campus experience so far?
A. I've really enjoyed trying out many new clubs on campus! My goal so far has been to try out at least one new club every semester! I've discovered many amazing clubs from this goal.
Q. How did you know you wanted to go into the field of education?
A. I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. I interned in a kindergarten classroom my senior year of high school and loved it! I then knew that education was the path that I wanted to take.
Q. What do you enjoy about the College of Education?
A. love the staff. They all remember your name and will greet you with warm smiles when you enter the building. Everyone is so nice!
Q. Do you have a favorite professor, or course? Why?
A. I really enjoyed taking Education 201 with Professor Span last year. Professor Span made every student feel important and special by walking around the room and shaking their hands on the first day of class.
Q. Fun fact about me:
A. I am getting my English as a Second Language endorsement!