Junior's Semester in Spain Featured in Hometown Newspaper
February 8, 2007
February 8, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Being abroad made me feel that our world is really not so big," DePauw University junior Cathryn Richter tells the Star Press of Muncie, Indiana. The newspaper features on article on Richter, who spent the fall semester studying in Granada, Spain. Alyson Madsen reports, "Richter wouldn't trade her international experience for anything." (at top: Richter seen in Granada with the Alhambra Palace in the background)
The story begins by noting, "Cathryn Richter had to alter her college plans quickly when she was awarded the Lilly Scholarship at Delta High School in 2006. Expecting to attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Richter had to scurry to do some additional college visits and online applications since Lily recipients must attend an in-state institution. Then she visited DePauw. She fell in love with the campus, and it certainly didn't hurt that their study abroad program was one of the best anywhere."
Richter is a double-major in political science and Spanish. The story states, "The smaller size of the city appealed to her, and she was excited about meeting students from all over the globe." It tells of her experiences living with her host family in Granada, along with her side trips to Amsterdam, Morocco, Portugal, Paris, Rome, Prague, Ireland and Scotland. (at right: Richter in Amsterdam)
"Europe is not that large, but there are so many different languages and cultures there," Richter tells the Star Press. "I might go in the Peace Corps after graduation, somewhere where I can put my Spanish skills to use."
Read the complete text at the newspaper's Web site.
DePauw University is among the nation's top colleges and universities for the percentage of students who study abroad, according to Open Doors. The most recent report (2006) lists DePauw as one of America's top ten small colleges for international opportunities. Learn more in this previous story.Back