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Honors Student Abbie Weight (2021)

06/18/2019

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Honors student Abbie Weight in Antigua, Guatemala

Honors student Abbie Weight is majoring in biology with minors in both chemistry and Spanish. She plans to attend medical school in the future, and recently took part in a medical humanitarian trip to Antigua, Guatemala. Her trip was supported in part by the Honors Study Abroad Fund.

Abbie's experience abroad helped her to improve her Spanish skills and grow her confidence in speaking in Spanish, but it also reminded her why she wants to become a doctor and reinforced her passion for working with people.

Abbie says, "As a college student, figuring out how to pay for housing, food, textbooks, and all other living experiences while focusing on school instead of work is difficult. Valuable experiences like this seem near impossible when looking at upcoming expenditures.... Thank you for offering us students extraordinary education experiences like this. (Honors) encourages students to follow their passions and participate, locally and internationally."