Why CGEE and Study abroad in Cuernavaca majoring in Social Work? – by Baoyia Kong

When you study abroad you never really know what to expect whether it’s your first, second, or third time you’ve traveled. It’s different for everyone and many have said that it’s beneficial for their own learning. Personally, I have never been more confident or as empowered as I have been here in México. As I take my studies to another country, I can feel my voice getting stronger as I see Mexico through my lens in spite of how it has been portrayed in the United States.

This video contains a short clip of three Social Work students (Chloe, Sam, and Marlanea) and Professor Lizz, who teaches Policy, Social Work with Groups and Family, and Field Seminar. Each student will talk about different aspects of the program.

Chloe is a student from St. Olaf University. She is currently in her junior year of her BSW and will share what her classes have been like in the first two months of her experiences in comparison to her classes in US.

As a student from Augsburg University and in her second practicum of her Junior year, Sam gives us a sneak peek of how her practicum has been in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Ending with Marleana who attends West Chester University in Pennsylvania, she expresses her experience on how Mexico has impacted her personally.

I hope you enjoy this video and continue to walk this journey with us! 

1 thought on “Why CGEE and Study abroad in Cuernavaca majoring in Social Work? – by Baoyia Kong

  1. Clare Collins

    I agree! I’ve definitely felt more confident here as well. I think that in some ways being in a new environment can force you to become adventurous in a good way. I’ve learned a lot about myself and about Mexico while I’ve been here and I’m very grateful for that experience.


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