Ohio University

Emilee Kerr

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Peer Advisor
Global - Office of Global Opportunities (OGO)

Emilee is majoring in Social, with minors in Social Service and Psychology. She is also pursuing 2 certificates: Global Health and Wealth & Poverty.

Emilee studied abroad on a service learning program in Mandeville, Jamaica. She has also traveled to Canada, Spain, France, Portugal, and the Netherlands. 

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

I have become more confident in interacting with those who are different from me and have become a better listener. Also, by viewing other places, I have become more accepting of different cultures and in turn analyzed my own.

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

n Jamaica, we went to a reggae night with a live band and the guitarist let me play his guitar and he taught me a few chords.

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

Don't hesitate to travel because you don't know anyone else going on the trip! By going into my study-abroad not knowing anyone, I was forced to break out of my bubble and interact with people who I normally wouldn't have the opportunity to meet. I even made some good friends on the trip that I still talk to to this day.