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Patrick Fortier-Brown, EuroScholar program at Leiden University, The Netherlands

“I have loved my time as a EuroScholar in Leiden. Leiden is a beautiful student city that seems to be close to everything in the country. When I arrived I was instantly welcomed by everybody whom I was going to work with. The entire faculty is very helpful and supportive. I was given the opportunity to design a project with my direct supervisor and run it with other colleagues. In this experiment we used a tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), a non-invasive electrical based technique, to stimulate different regions of our participant’s brains while they completed different response inhibition tasks. The aim of the experiment was to see whether the particular stimulation to the parietal lobe or dorsolateral prefrontal cortex increased their cognitive ability in these tasks.”





















Last Modified On May 29, 2014

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Image Description: Paige Bradshaw, Spring 2014, USAC Thailand, winner of the Spring 2014 photo contest.

Image Description: Ariadne Dimoulas, Spring 2014, Xiamen University, China.

Image Description: Caitlyn Brown, USAC Torino, Spring 2014 on a visit to Florence, Italy

Image Description: Daria Bednarzcyk, winner of Fall 2012 photo contest for her diving photo from the School for Field Studies program in Turks and Caicos.

Image Description: Jennifer Westebbe in Turkey, a stop of the Semester at Sea summer program in 2012.

Image Description: Shelby Saucier with local kids in Bangalore, India, Fall 2012

Image Description: Lauren Aceto in Costa Rica, Fall 2012

Image Description: Miranda Johnson, a Social Work major, studied abroad inBelgium. She traveled to Dinant, Belgium. She is pictured here right before she climbed to the top of that cliff. The views were stunning, but this one happened to be her favorite!

Image Description: Kierston Fenton spent her summer studying abroad in Bangalore, India.

Image Description: Jennifer Stoudt, a Political Science and Journalism major, studied abroad at Griffith University, Australia. She traveled for a week around New Zealand. She is pictured on the grounds of the NZ Parliament..

Image Description: Brian Shelly, a History major, spent a fall semester in Ireland as a Micthell Peace Scholar at the University College Cork. He is featured here at Conqy Castle in Wales where he studied abroad for the spring semester.

Image Description: Allison Doe, a Nursing major, studied abroad in Santiago, Chile.

Image Description: Amanda Nadeau studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain. She went to a soccer game of Real Madrid.

Image Description: Craig Thibeault studied abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand and traveled extensively around the country.

Image Description: Studying abroad in New Zealand was an experience I will not forget. As a biochemistry major and pre-med student, it gave me the opportunity to be exposed to a completely different outlook on the world. I had the chance to interact with other pre-med students from New Zealand and other countries. It was interesting to be taught in a different kind of learning environment at the University of Auckland. I know the experiences that I had in this country have only furthered my education. Jennifer McDowell, Pre-med student, studied abroad at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Image Description: Jackson Witherill studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium and completed a Political Science Internship.

Image Description: During my time abroad in Australia I not only learned a ton of stuff about myself, but about my major. I majored in Kinsiology at UMaine studying Exercise Science. While I was abroad I took two KPE courses: Sports Nutrition and Motor Learning. All classes in Australia have a lecture as well as a lab and possibly a recitation which was extremely helpful since this major is so hands-on. This allowed me to shine in areas that I already felt comfortable with as well as grow in areas that I had not been so confident about before. Studying abroad and seeing how Kinesiology may be similar and different in many ways made my experience overseas unbelieveablely rewarding personally and academically. ~ Ashley Toth, James Cook University, Fall 2011

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