Saint Paul Lutheran High School

Columbia College Chicago

“Studying abroad has really changed my life. I came to America when I was 14 and I’m not going to lie – in the beginning, I was petrified. I did not speak very well English and I only knew a few people that are going to the same school. But after 6 years in the States, I have learned so much about the culture and the language, I’ve made so many amazing friends and most importantly, I got to know a lot more about myself. Being able to study abroad in America will always be one of the best opportunities I have ever had. I’m currently studying photography at Columbia College Chicago on a scholarship and I’m really excited to see where life will take me. Hopefully, I can stay in this wonderful country and pursue my dream job.”