First-Time International Traveler Encourages Study Abroad

When dreams to travel abroad became a reality for Fairmont State University student Lindsay Menas, she didn’t stop dreaming. Rather, she began to broaden her horizons and share her unexpected, enlightening experiences to influence others to pursue similar opportunities. “More than anything, I hope that what I have to say might encourage or inspire another fellow Falcon to take this amazing opportunity and embark on their own adventure,” she said. Academically, her first semester in Italy proved to be challenging, but her social experiences seem limitless. Living arrangements to food preferences to modes of transportation are opening her eyes to cultural differences and new ways of looking at the world, at 21 years old and fearlessly studying abroad.  Read Lindsay's full story here