Name: Nicole Quirk
Minor(s): Business, Faith-Justice
Abroad Program: Semester at Sea
Where & When: All over the Atlantic, Fall 2013
Favorite Course: Geography of Wine
Highlight: Meeting students from all over the world
Best Excursion: Pinar De Rio Tour in Havana, Cuba
Favorite Dish: Brazilian Steakhouse
Least Favorite Dish: Tajin in Morroco
Next Destination: Australia
Describe your living situation.
lived on a ship for 4 months, and it was amazing. Everything that we needed was
less than a 4-minute walk away. The only real connection that we had with the
outside world was email and so we spent our time doing other things like going
to seminars, laying by the pool, knitting, watching sunsets over the ocean, and
most importantly getting to know the people who we were on this amazing journey
with. Between spending hours at meals talking and traveling in port, we really
got to connect with everyone on a whole different level.
How do you see this experience affecting your future?
now have connections not only all over the world from my travels, but also all
over the states because of the students who I met on the ship. This has already
opened up so many doors and will only continue to do so. The travel bug is a
real thing and I think that SAS has really helped me to learn not to be a
tourist but a traveler.
What is one piece of advice you would pass on to a student who is about to study abroad?
open to anything. Try new food, step out of your comfort zone and just go with