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    English Department
    209.946.2121
    First Floor, Wendell Phillips Center
    Xiaojing Zhou
    Department Chair
    College of the Pacific
    xzhou@pacific.edu

    Study Abroad

    We encourage our students to pursue study abroad as a complement to their studies at Pacific. Students can spend a semester or a year abroad, or they can choose one of the University's summer immersion programs in China, Guatemala, or Italy. Take a look at some recent student experiences.

    Emily Olson in Italy

    "The summer I spent in Italy was the first time I had ever gone abroad, but I can promise you that it won't be the last. I came back with a new sense of confidence, cultural awareness, and determination - studying in another country has inspired me to expand my perspectives. I know believe my education would have been less meaningful if I didn't have a small understanding of its place in a global setting.

    Traveling as an undergraduate can be a decisive experience...it makes you realize that there's a whole world out there and that you have the remainder of a life time to see it. The impact changes you - the memories of your experiences begin to show in your current perspectives, discussions, decisions... And it leaves you craving more."
    --Emily Olson, Italy 


    Sasha Kasoff in Ireland"I had always wanted to go to Ireland and I had thought about becoming an international student right out of high school. My grandfather was 100% Irish and after he died it rekindled my desire to travel there. My boyfriend, Richard Moore, and I met in junior college and then transferred to University of the Pacific. I convinced him to come to Ireland with me, and it was a wonderful experience I would highly recommend to everyone. I took thousands of photos and published a poetry and photography book over the summer when we returned. Since any student at Pacific can travel abroad for the same tuition, I honestly don't know why every single student doesn't take advantage of this amazing opportunity." 
    --Sasha Kasoff, Ireland