Study Beyond Spotlights


Hometown: New City, NY
Major: Social Sciences (7-12)
Study Beyond Experience: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, SD

“There was a big hill just outside the building we were staying in on the reservation. I loved sitting on the hill at night. There’s no pollution. There’s no light. There’s nothing there but stars.”

Read more about Jason's experience. 

Angela Gallo ‘16

Hometown: Dumont, NJ
Major: Art Therapy
Study Beyond Experience: Italy

“We met students from other colleges who paid the money to go abroad but weren’t getting college credit for it. We had the same amazing experiences they did, but we also earned credits toward our STAC diploma.”

Read more about Angela's experience. 


Hometown: Suffern, NY
Major: Biology

Study Beyond Experience: Puerto Peñasco, Mexico

“This trip gave me more experience in one week than I could have ever gotten in the U.S. I’d have to be in graduate or medical school to do and see the things I did.”

Read more about Angelica's experience.


Hometown: Queens, NY
Major: Psychology/Criminal Justice
Study Beyond Experience: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, SD

“I love to travel and learn about different cultures. I planned to study abroad, but then I learned about study beyond opportunities here in the United States. I decided it would be just as interesting to study in my own country and learn something new about the people here.”

Read more about Katelyn's experience. 

Fricely Nivar ‘16

Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: International Business
Study Beyond Experience: Around the World

“I didn’t know anyone when I started my trip. Before it was over, I met a group of lifetime friends. I still can’t believe how amazing my experience was.”

Read more about Fricely's experience. 

Victoria Vergara ‘17

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Special Education/Elementary Education 1-6
Study Beyond Experience: Around the World

“At first, I was on the fence about going abroad. My mom pushed me to do it, saying I’d never get this opportunity again. She was right. This was the best experience of my life.”

Read more about Victoria's experience. 

Sean Wilson '17

Hometown: Pearl River, NY
Major: Communication Arts
Study Beyond Experience: Europe

“I recommend going or studying abroad 1000%. I only went for 10 days, but the experience and memories will last forever.”

Read more about Sean's experience.