The University of Iowa

Authored by Elise Kerns

UI Study Abroad Diversity Ambassador Elise Kerns

Student Reflections on Identity Abroad: Elise Kerns

Since returning home from my study abroad experience in Edinburgh, Scotland people have frequently asked me the same few surface level questions. What was it like? Did I have a good time? Am I glad to be home? It was good, I had a blast, and yes it’s nice to be back in the US. But people rarely ask me about the difficulties of studying abroad, and even more seldom ask how the experience changed me.