Our goal at Harlaxton is to help our students have the best experience possible. We hope they come away from their time abroad feeling like they’ve learned new life skills and grown as people. We could tell you all about how our students change over their term abroad and how their experiences impact their lives, but instead we’ll let them tell you for themselves!
“Harlaxton, for me, was a dream. Not only did I get the chance to travel around Europe, I feel like I truly got the most of every opportunity provided to me. I connected personally with most students and many staff members, I worked in the Student Development Office, I had the chance to work with our sports teams and other student organizations, I was a part of the Meet-A-Family program, and I got to be a part of the Habitat Build in Braga, Portugal. All of these aspects of my Harlaxton experience have instilled in me the desire to talk to other students about the opportunities they will have as they embark on their own experience abroad.” McKenna Lewis, Fall 2017
“I learned how to live on my own, how to make and maintain relationships, how to rely on others and be relied upon. The amount that I learned about myself and the world is unparalleled, and I now have a new sense of independence and knowledge of the world. I feel I can go anywhere now and be perfectly able to handle myself and do what I need to do.” Troy McAllister, Fall 2016
“My favorite aspect of Harlaxton was how it allowed me to grow as an individual. It taught me to be independent, flexible, financially responsible, globally aware, self-dependent, and how to problem solve. For example, during a solo trip to Paris, I had the misfortune to be on a malfunctioning train that forced me to find a new way into the city. I was miles away from my hostel, didn't speak the language, and did not have internet access. I was forced to adapt to the situation and use the limited resources available to change my plans. Harlaxton allowed me to break out of my comfort zones in ways I never would have been able to anticipate and connect to people all over the world.” Morgan Woodward, Spring 2017
“I am not the same person I was four months ago. Studying abroad is more than just traveling Europe. You learn from different teaching methods and you learn how to handle pressure, how to survive without your parents, and how to avoid expensive temptations on a budget. But more than anything, you learn to cherish the beautiful world you live in. It’s been everything I’ve wanted and more, and I couldn’t be more thankful.” Shakar Soltani, Spring 2015