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Geneva, Switzerland
Kayla Johnson

Student Perspective: Kayla in Geneva

Kayla Johnson
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

“Study abroad was incredibly amazing for me.

Beforehand, I’ve never had the opportunity to travel abroad and I’ve always known it was something I needed and really wanted to do. Being in Switzerland was so special and I absolutely adored the country. I really enjoyed my classes and learning French was fun. I made many friends that I will most definitely keep in touch with, as we shared such special moments together. 

My favorite experience was camping in Interlaken and then hiking up a mountain for 6 hours! The views from the Swiss Alps are magical and I felt like I was in a fairytale, granted a physically laborious one. I would not have changed anything about it because I enjoyed every little part of the experience. 

The advice I would give to others is to appreciate the opportunity and enjoy the small things too. Even learning and taking classes is a special opportunity, rather than a barrier to being able to travel more during your trip.”