Gains international exposure through study abroad or other avenues.
Powell Scholars Jarett Heskett and Kelly Johnson participated in the Guatemala Summer Language Immersion Program, in which they stayed with local families and received one-on-one instruction with a native speaker for for weeks. Below is Kelly's description of the experience.
The summer immersion program to Guatemala was my first time out of the country. It was a great experience and has made me realize that I would love to travel to other places and learn about different cultures. At the time, I was minoring in Spanish and this program greatly helped me with my studies. I was able to comprehend Spanish 5 times better then before I went. The personalized sessions each day helps so much and you are able to practice all around the town. Now of course you are in school for 6 hours a day, but you also get to experience so much that the city has to offer. I loved walking around with friends after class and finding new stores or museums each day to explore. Not to mention the best ice cream I have ever had in my life! I enjoyed all of the different weekend trips and all the history that I was able to see. I would recommend that anyone go on this trip if they are able to, because it is an experience of a life time and one that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Below is Jarett Heskett's PowerPoint presentation of his experience: