An Alabama A&M University finance major will start her Spring 2012 semester on the island of Cyprus, thanks in large measure to expert coordination by the on-campus study abroad program.
On January 25, Tiffany Ousley will leave for an exciting four-month study and learning experience in the Turkish- and Greek-inspired Mediterranean island. She will share an Internet-ready apartment located about five minutes from the University of Nicosia, where she will take courses conducted in English.
“I hope I return changed by the experience and appreciating the value of my education,” says Ousley. During the course of studies in the Global Semester Program (GSP), Ousley and fellow participants will visit some 14 countries.
The junior is indebted to Dr. Barbara A.P. Jones, the AAMU economist and educator who first recommended that Ousley consider studying abroad. Another College of Business and Public Affairs faculty member, Dana Harris, helped her to fine tune and edit her essays and offered pointers to help her paperwork stand out. But Ousley is particularly grateful to Mary Monroe of AAMU’s study abroad program.
“She (Monroe) did so much,” says Ousley. “She wrote sponsorship letters, helped with essays, and even talked with the GSP advisor in New York.”
The St. Louis native says the experience will undoubtedly make her a more positive student leader with unique educational experiences and perspective.”