Patricia Christine Sherrard
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Starting March 16, 2020 all appointments will be held digitally (phone/video). You will receive instructions for how to connect with your advisor after selecting and submitting an appointment date/time. Due to campus closure, walk-In meetings are unavailable--please make an appointment.Walk ins have been canceled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding!
Bonjour! I am thrilled you are interested in studying abroad! I studied English and French in college and spent a semester in Tours, France. Living with a host family, taking classes in a French university, and traveling around Europe presented daily challenges and excitement that pushed me to more deeply engage with people, places, and myself. I even keep in touch with my host family over seven years later! As a graduate student, I supported a faculty-led Winter Term program in Fiji. I worked with students to make meaning of their experience in a vastly different culture while examining how globalization impacts people and landscapes across the world. This opportunity affirmed that I wanted to get students abroad!
As an Education Abroad Advisor, I love challenging myself and others to understand all cultures as unique and valid while rooted in our common humanity, increasing connectedness, and shared environment. If you desire a life-changing journey towards personal, academic, and career growth, I am excited to work with you!