The best decision that I have made during my college experience thus far was to study abroad. Even before coming to the University of Kentucky, I knew that Education Abroad was something that interested me, and I surely wasn’t going to let the opportunity slip away from me once I got to college. I planned early, did my homework, and decided that a 5-week UK partner summer program in Valencia, Spain was the one for me. I had never spent much time outside of the country before, especially not without my friends and family, so I wanted the independence and experience of living in a homestay while always having the ISA (International Studies Abroad) staff as a helpful resource whenever I needed them. When I arrived in the Madrid airport and was warmly welcomed by a member of the ISA staff and the other 11 American students who were also participating in my program, I knew that I had made the right decision. From Madrid to Valencia to Amsterdam and everywhere in-between, my experience with Education Abroad just kept getting more and more incredible from that day on. I hope to share a bit of it with you through this series of photos.
Photos courtesy of Adam Kiser and Lisa Beilman.
Adam Kiser is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky studying Animal Science. Adam participated in the ISA Valencia program in summer 2015.