Social media spotlight: Hope Kohtala

Hometown: Poland, Maine

Hope Kohtala, a parks, recreation and tourism student, who will graduate in 2019, just spent a semester in Northern Wales.

“Living in Northern Wales was an amazing experience for me. It not only opened up new opportunities, such as learning a new language or playing a new sport called Gaelic football, but it also helped me connect with people from all over the world. Bangor University is a very international college and studying abroad showed me how small the world can be! With a beautiful location set between the mountains of Snowdonia National Park and the Irish Sea, Bangor, Wales is the ideal location for any student who is looking to spend most of their time outdoors. My major lets me explore all different areas of study by incorporating both forestry and business classes. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and hiking and hope to find a job that not only incorporates my interests but also gets me involved in improving Maine’s tourism economy as well.”

See posts featuring Kohtala on UMaine’s Facebook and Instagram pages.