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First Abroad Stories: Maria-Alejandra

Being a first generation student, I always had an enormous pressure to do well in school in order to... read more

I was a student at all 5 of the Alamo Colleges from 2010 through 2015. I was fortunate enough to attend many conferences throughout the country and earned many scholarships and awards. I had heard of studying abroad but hadn’t thought much about it until a unique opportunity was presented to me in January of 2013. At the time, my Alamo Colleges Student Leadership Institute instructor, Mrs. Veronica Rosas-Tatum, volunteered me for an international business competition that would change my educational experience!I was tasked in January of 2013 to be a part of the first Alamo Community Colleges team to compete in the Free Trade Alliance Education Foundation International Business Plan Program. This competition would encompass 18 teams representing 23 countries in the Undergraduate category. Our team consisted of 5 members from 4 schools and represented 3 different countries.My role was to be the CEO of the Global Leaders Initiative which is the company we created to provide leadership training to 34 partner schools all over the globe. This project was an 11-week process of gathering information, writing both a 1 page and a 12-page proposal and a 5-minute oral presentation. In preparation for the presentation, I had to coordinate with our mentor in Dallas, TX, our team members who were spread all over San Antonio, TX, and ensure we stayed on task weekly. Upon completion of the project, we competed amongst 18 teams in the Undergraduate category. We earned a 3rd place ranking. This was historic in nature because not only were we the first Alamo Community Colleges team, we were also the only Community College team in the nation to compete. After completing the competition, Ms. Kahala Crayton, and Mrs. Veronica Rosas-Tatum, faculty members of the Alamo Colleges Student Leadership Institute, were impressed to the point that they decided to bring our idea to life. They adopted our overall concept and designed it to be launched as a study abroad program that would encompass the cultural aspects as they relate to learning leadership theory in a/any particular country. After two years of work in defining and refining the concept/project, it became the "Alamo Way in Asia with Student Leadership Institute Partners in Language & Leadership" study abroad program. The program began on May 18, 2015, with a 4-week study at various locations within China and a one-week study in Taiwan, ending on June 25, 2015. The study aboard program was never a goal of mine. However, being goal oriented is what helped me and my team complete the original project that birthed the study abroad program that I participated in. This was a unique opportunity because not only did I study a different culture in its originating country, I also got the opportunity to see the legacy of what I inspired my instructor to work so hard to create.

International Programs Alumni Resources

Already gone abroad? Connect with alumni, share your story, and access the resources and events to help you leverage your international experience for your future goals.

Racial & Ethnic Minority Students Abroad

In the U.S. you might be classified by your ethnicity, but abroad, you may be identified first as an American.


Why Graduate School?

Learn the basics of what it takes to enter and succeed in graduate school.


Why Should I Go Abroad?

Students who study abroad discover that stepping outside of their own cultures to live and study in a foreign country influences their caree...


How to Choose the Right Program

Students have thousands of study abroad & foreign exchange programs to choose from; which makes choosing the right program a tough decision....


What to Know Before You Go

Making the decision to go abroad takes lots of time, honest reflection with yourself, and consultation with family, friends, study abroad, a...


Get Your Passport

One of the first steps you should take when preparing to go abroad is to apply for a passport. You must have a valid passport in order to en...


Perceptions Abroad

Regardless of race, religion, gender, physical disability or sexual orientation, there is a possibility that you will encounter discriminati...


Study Abroad Benefits

Besides being fun and exciting, study abroad is a unique life changing experience that will help you grow. Below are just a few of the vario...


Frequently Asked Questions

It's natural to have questions about study abroad and global programs. Below are just some examples we've received from students throughout ...


Your Child's Health and Safety

Your foremost concern is that you child stays safe and healthy while they’re abroad. Although your child will have support from you, it is i...


Volunteer Abroad Guide

Living in a developed nation, it may be hard to imagine the difficulties some families in the world experiencing. However, the world we live...


Diversity Guide to Study Abroad

Whatever happens, don’t let the possibility of discrimination prevent you from experiencing the life changing benefits of living abroad.


Study Abroad & Your Career

Study Abroad & Your Career


What is Study Abroad?

To truly excel in this increasingly global society, you should consider spending a month, semester, or academic year studying, interning, or...


Alumni & Graduates

Bring your careers to the next level through our post-graduate programs.


Internships Abroad Guide

Experience the workforce from an International point of view.


Money Management While You're Abroad

Below are a few suggestions for how to best manage your money while you're abroad.


Know Before You Go

Everything you need to know as you prepare for an adventure abroad!


Different Types of Study Abroad

Whether you want to study art in Italy, biodiversity in Australia, or business in China, there are endless possibilities when it comes to ch...


Next Steps Toward Going Abroad

Study abroad takes planning to succeed. The sooner you starting preparing to study abroad, the better your experience will probably be. Star...


Budgeting for Study Abroad

While you are abroad, it is your own responsibility to manage your own money. If you’re like most students, you may have limited funds durin...


Tips for Living Abroad

On the surface, studying abroad can seem complicated. For some students transferring to university is difficult enough, let alone doing it a...


Tips For Living Abroad

Studying abroad can be one of the best experiences in your university life. Use the following tips to help you better navigate and get the m...


Other Global Opportunities

While studying abroad is an optimal experience as a college student, there are no shortage of other program types if you are a graduating se...


Funding Opportunities Abroad

You Can Afford to Go Abroad. Learn about funding resources to making study abroad a reality


Study Abroad Guide

Learn the basics of what it takes to study abroad as a university student and what steps to take next to make your dream of exploring the wo...


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Through its training and workshops for students and professionals Diversity Abroad connects people to the resources and information needed to ensure diverse students have access to and fully benefit from international programs.

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