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Study Abroad Video Transcript
Micaela Gaviola, sophomore, Fairbanks School of Public Health: Studying abroad has been my favorite memory in my college career so far, which I know hasn’t been long.
Monica Deck, Senior, Fairbanks School of Public Health: Being in such aninternational city was just incredibly eye opening.
Thomas Duszynski, Dir. Epidemiology Education, Fairbanks School of Public Health: You should really study abroad. If this is an opportunity you should take it because you never know when that opportunity is gonna come along again.
Micaela: The experience that you get outside of classroom, the diversity, the culture you get to immerse yourself that is really truly important to like creating identity.
Thomas: London is like what I would call one of the public health centers of the universe. This is where a lot of public health started. If you have that passion for public health, if you like participating in public health, if you like doing public health, why not see where some of this all began and how it all came about?
Monica: Going to London and being able to see all of these different places and historical artifacts in person it solidified of the necessity of public health. We did a kind of walking tour of the soho area, which was the focus of the book The Ghost Map.
Thomas: The story of the 1854 London cholera outbreak that claimed as many as 500 lives a day, the students actually get to walk that area where this occurred and where the now father and mother of epidemiology John Snow hypothesized about the fact that it was coming from the water. To read about it in a book, in a textbook and then to actually walk that area is pretty amazing.
Monica: I wanted to see the National Health Services in action. There was something to be learned, classroom sections, things I would not necessarily had access to had I traveled on my own. And also it was really fun to travel with my fellow students.
Micaela: It’s worth it - all of the effort going into making your application the cost, the independence and the new world prospective – it is worth so much more.