Forming Friendships

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Sumeyra Ekin '17 in Jordan

"My program in Greece was exclusively with American students, so I was worried I wouldn't meet many Greeks or form friendships with them. The best decision I made was getting involved in some of the local community service projects through my program. One weekend, we went orange picking to collect and distribute them among the homeless in Athens. I met so many Greek friends on this trip and they were just as interested in community service as me, so we immediately had something to talk about." - Jane Berry ’16

Tips for making local friends:

Students who have returned from studying abroad suggest getting involved in the local community: