Study Abroad Student Elena Doss shares Photos
Photos by Elena Doss
While traveling abroad, I continuously asked myself, “Was it worth it?” Worth the hours of flying, planning, and preparing? Yes, yes it was; because not only did the experience within the Dominican Republic challenge me to leave my comfort zone, but it built me to be a stronger student and Spanish speaker. My experience abroad re-invigorated my desire to learn about the world outside and inside the classroom.
Elena Doss was part of a group that travelled to the Dominican Republic last summer, through the auspices of the Education Abroad Office. The PCC Education Abroad Office offers affordable, credit-bearing, sometimes life-changing study abroad programs for students. Students earn credits toward their degree and can use financial aid and scholarships to fund their experiences. There are three main options for PCC students to study abroad: on a PCC faculty-led program, on a Barcelona exchange program, and on a PSU program (through co-admission). The winners of our first Education Abroad Photo Contest participated in faculty-led programs during Summer 2017 in Japan, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. If you’re interested in exploring study abroad, contact