Ohio University

Atti Stafford

Photo of Atti Stafford looking at the camera and smiling.
PACE - Global Funding Advisor
Global - Office of Global Opportunities (OGO)

Atti is majoring in Archaeology. She studied abroad through a third-party provider in Cairo, Egypt. She has also traveled to China (Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai) and Bucaramanga, Colombia. 

What skills do you feel you've gained from going on a global program?

From an academic point, I learned more about my major and what I can do with my future. On a professional level, I have learned to communicate with people from a different background, networking, problem-solving, and adaptability. Personally I grew as a person by emerging myself into a new world with a culture I have never experienced before. I made new friends, learned a new language, tried different foods, and explored different parts of Egypt.

What is one of your favorite memories from your global program?

My favorite memory would be sandboarding in the desert. I did not know that day would be my last day in Egypt and with my best friends. I got to ride in a dune buggy. I kept falling down the slope, as the desert is more like an oasis. We got to see where Alexander the Great use to have one of his temples and we saw the area where dried-up water used to be there.

What advice would you give a student you is interested in a global program?

I would say to explore your options, ask a lot of questions and seek help, and research financial opportunities such as grants and scholarships. Search the country and programs that are available to you. If an international program is not for you OGO does offer domestic programs.