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Most Memorable Moment

One of the most memorable experiences from my time abroad in Sweden took place as part of my Sami history course at Umea University. Some other international students and I assisted the Sami people (indigenous peoples of Sweden) with their winter reindeer herding in northern Sweden. To see thousands upon thousands of reindeer was a striking example of both the beauty and the fury of nature and an experience that I will never forget.

Noah Mergendahl

Linguistics & Scandinavian Studies, European Studies certificate
IAP Umeƅ, Sweden


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The Study Abroad Resource Center (3rd Floor Red Gym) is staffed by Peer Advisors who can answer your general questions about IAP study abroad programs. Our Peer Advisors are all returned study abroad participants, and eager to share their experiences with you.

Study Abroad Resource Center:
Drop-In Advising: 8:00-4:30PM, Monday to Friday, 3rd Floor Red Gym
Phone: (608) 265-6329

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Christina Bouril
Christina Bouril
Program: University of Bristol Exchange (Fall 2015)
Major: Psychology

Jessica Brand
Jessica Brand
Program: National University of Ireland (Spring 2016)
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Catherine Koss
Catherine Koss
Program: Academic Year in Freiburg (Year 2015/2016)
Major: German, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Meg Fredericks
Meg Fredericks
Program: UW in London (Spring 2017)
Major: Geography and Environmental Studies
Certificate: Global Health

Alison Sharpless
Alison Sharpless
Program: National Taiwan University Exchange (Year 2015/2016), UW Intensive Chinese Language (Summer 2014)
Major: Chinese, Comparitive Literature & Folklore Studies