The yearning to adventure and connect with people of different cultures is definitely apparent in my mind and heart (for example I decided to study at Brigham Young University, which is across the country from my home and which has a completely different climate and culture than I am used to). Though money is tight, I decided to apply to a study abroad program to study music and art in Vienna, Austria. I was accepted but did not tell many people because I was still trying to figure out whether I needed to pull out because of financial inadequacy. The BYU Kennedy Center came to the rescue with the Global Opportunity Initiative and Scholarship, helping me financially so that I could be able to attend the Vienna Music Study Abroad this spring term.
“An amazing experience we had was singing the mass with the Augustinerkirche choir for the Christi Himmelfahrt holiday (Ascension Day).”