Peer Advisors

Karissa JohnsonKarissa Johnson

Major: Nursing
Year: Senior
Email: z1732870@students.niu.edu
Working hours: Tuesday 8:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday 1-4 p.m.

Study abroad program: Barcelona, Spain

Other countries Visited: Italy, Mexico, the Bahamas, the Caymen Islands

 

Why did you decide to study abroad?

I’ve always wanted to study abroad and my major in tourism was also a huge factor in my decision.

Why do you think it’s important to study abroad?

Studying abroad teaches you so much not only about another culture, but also about yourself as well.

Any tips for students interested in studying abroad?

DO IT!! Research things you want to do, places you want to go, and things you want to see before you go, so that way you’re more prepared on activities. I even made a check list!

Favorite excursion or adventure

My favorite trip abroad was probably our weekend trip to Italy. We made a spur of the moment weekend trip to the Amalfi Coast and had the most breathtaking views I have ever seen.