Drew Gonchoff

Drew Gonchoff

“My study abroad trip to Poland gave me a new perspective in the arts, as well in life. I learned how to create aquatint printmaking in a short period of time thanks to great instructors. Everyone we met was very friendly and did everything to make us feel welcomed. The amount of friends I made and the work we created is priceless. Exploring Poland itself was an adventure. Seeing all the old architecture and historical art made me curious to learning more about it. Our teachers explained their polish roots and gave us insight from personal experience, which became a learning process in itself. I would do anything to go back and do it all again. Any student interested in a study abroad should take advantage of it. One of my greatest experiences to date. I would like to visit Europe in the near future because of it. “-Drew Gonchoff

Check out the slideshow below to see more from the Poland trip.


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Alexa Dorris, A WLU DH student spent her summer 2014 studying and exploring in Sydney, Australia.   “My trip taught me so much more than I had ever expected, and has changed me as a person. I am now more confident, smarter with my decisions, and I have made life-long friends from all over the country.  My advice to any Hilltopper thinking about studying abroad is to 100 percent do it”  It is life changing for all the right reasons.”

Allyson Ashworth and Rachel Wurster spent their summer 2014 participating in a state-wide summer China Service Learning program.  During this 4-week program they joined 70 other American students and spent 2 weeks in Beijing learning the culture and visiting historical sites.   Then they moved on to Xi’an to teach English to about 150 Tsinghua students as the service component of the trip.