Aubrey Parrington '20

Program: London Fall/Spring Semester

Major: Global Business Leadership

Minor: Accounting & Finance


Why did you choose to study abroad and how did you decide on this program?

I was really interested in a program that offered an internship and London was the program that caught my eye the most.

Briefly describe a specific cultural experience you had on your trip that made a lasting impression.

London is such an international city that I was able to experience so many different cultures in different sectors of the city.

Describe your overall study abroad experience.

It was an experience I would not trade for anything. I learned so much and enjoyed my internship every single day. I think about going back at least once a week and I can’t wait to plan my next trip there.

Based on your experiences abroad, what are some of the benefits of spending a semester abroad? How has studying abroad contributed to your personal, academic, and professional development?

Being a Global Business major, I think it was important for me to experience working in a different culture. I loved being there for a full semester because I was able to get over the initial culture shock and feel like I was more immersed in the new city by the time I left.

What advice can you offer for CSB/SJU students who are considering or planning to study abroad?

Do it. It was the best decision I ever made. Even if you play a sport or your major does not allow you to leave for a full semester, look into short term programs- the school does a really great job at finding something for everyone.