Student Stories

Student Stories

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Sara Florez Brinez

Student Shalina Bulchandani on a hill overlooking Edinburgh

Shalina Bulchandani

Molecular and Cell Biology Major

"I just have two words: DO IT! What is a better time than now to see the world and expand your knowledge about different cultures, food, and history?"

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Student KC Harris standing by Stonehenge

KC Harris

Environmental Economics and Policy Major

“I would not be the same person today if I had not done this program, and I think that's for the better.”

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Student Noah Prozan in front of Old Trafford Stadium wearing Manchester United gear

Noah Prozan

Pre-Haas Major

“I grew up very close to Berkeley and had been around the Bay Area my whole life. The Global Edge program was my best opportunity to experience going away from home.”

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Student Natalia Brusco and friend riding London Eye

Natalia Brusco

Business Administration Major

"I changed completely. Coming in as a moderately shy person, I left as a confident, independent individual with life-long friends and connections with people from around the world."

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Student Ashley McQuade standing in front of Stonehenge

Ashley McQuade

Nutritional Science Major

"While in London, I always thought 'could I do this at home?' and if the answer was 'no,' then I would go out and do it. I have become more independent and confident emerging from this time abroad. It allowed me to travel to a variety of countries and meet people from different cultures that I wouldn't be able to do if I had spent my fall semester at the Berkeley campus."

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