Outstanding International Education Student
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Outstanding International Education Student

Participating in the Bridge Program as a First Friend and studying abroad in Japan the summer of 2016 are by far my favorite memories from my time here at Austin Peay. I've made priceless lifelong friendships, shared cultures with international and exchange students, and have obtained an unquenchable thirst for travel and a desire to work abroad in the future to further my knowledge of other cultures. In fact, it is because of the positive connections I have made abroad and here on campus that I have accepted my dream position teaching English in Japan. I encourage everyone to study abroad and get outside of your comfort zone. You won't regret it. It will open your mind in ways you can't imagine. If you see an international student, approach them and start a conversation with them. You might learn something new and even gain a new best friend (or a few) along the way.

McKenzie Mullins