Phoebe Lifton / 2012 Spring / Global College of Long Island University, OR
My experience at HISA is one that continues to unfold, the creased truths of cultural experiences hide in the folds of my personal experiences. I made an origami rose of my time and whenever I recall it the sweet smell brings me comfort and longing for the place and people. Academically I was challenged in every class, with the support of my teachers along the way I was able to grow in a supported community. The teachers involved with HISA are one of the things that make this program special. You cannot leave without feeling like you have gained a mentor, a friend, and a mutual fan. The only regret you will have is not taking this opportunity to study abroad.
“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains.” ― Alain de Button, The Art of Travel