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Class of 2024
Educational Studies
Sophia Brigante is a sociology major and education studies minor, planning to pursue a career in elementary education as a teacher, and eventually as a principal. She is president of the SLU Women's Club Rugby team and the student outreach chair of the Peer Health Network. She is from Colchester...
Summer 2023

By conducting in-depth interviews with US college students studying abroad and taking medical courses while abroad, our research team worked to analyze their experiences, including their perceived advantages of the opportunity, disadvantages, and barriers to accessing the opportunity. Additionally, we analyze how the experiences abroad benefit these students in their pathway to achieving post-grad success (specifically within the medical field) compared to students who didn't get to study abroad.  

This research and analysis is ongoing and will continue into the spring 2024. It is hoped that this research will be presented at a sociology conference also in spring 2024.