2018 Oxford Scholars Share Importance of Honors Program

There’s always something new to learn every single day about this environment. — Juanita Avila, WCU-Ontario

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We’re traveling all over the world and we’re taking each other — by the research that we’re doing — into new countries and exploring new issues around the world that are very complex. — Chaya Bruck, WCU-Miami

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The professors, their lectures were so profound. — Mina Wang, WCU-Orange County

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You meet these brilliant minds and these fellow nursing students and you’re able to collaborate with them.

I have more confidence that if I need to stand in front of a committee and present myself or present an idea that I’ve done it before and I can do it again. It is an opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and it’s an opportunity to grow that you’ll never experience anywhere else. — Leona Russell, WCU-Dallas

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You’re there with like 28, 29 other people, you’re spending time with them all the time and they just become your family. You help each other with everything. — Cristiana Puiu, WCU-Los Angeles

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You’re getting away from home and you’re kind of immersed in this setting — and it’s a beautiful place to learn. — Mallory Crockett, WCU-Ontario

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Being in a different country really opens your eyes to new things. I’m learning how to work with people that are all scholars, which can be challenging because we all want to be leaders, but we’re learning how to work together cohesively and just creating these projects and learning about different sides of healthcare and it’s amazing.

You really get to see health care from a different perspective and it has its similarities but it is also very different so it’s nice to see two sides of the spectrum.

I feel like I’ve grown a lot from this trip and it’s literally only been two weeks. — Jordan Kunkel, WCU-LA

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I actually felt like I was truly in a global health (exchange program) because where else am I going to talk with nurses from a different country? — Paul Kim, WCU-OC

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This program has helped me become more confident and it’s given me a lot of personal growth. — Tiffany Wang, WCU-LA

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I never have felt more confident in myself than I have here — Christine Marza, WCU-LA

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