By: Ryan Tekolste (DPT Class of 2020)
I chose to study abroad in Geneva, Switzerland due to its proximity to the Alps, its central location in Europe, and also the ability to take psychology courses for my minor. I have a passion for outdoor sports, so being able to spend one third of my weekends in the mountains was ideal. Geneva is a transportation hub in Europe, which made it easy to travel most everywhere else in the contintent. I discovered quickly that Geneva was not, however, easy on my wallet.
I was able to get to know the local students while in my classes and playing rec volleyball with them every week. I especially found it intriguing to hear their perspectives on American politics, as I was there during the heat of this election cycle. They made me realize just how much of a world power, for better or for worse, the United States is, both politically and culturally. They were just as engaged in our election as I was.
This is one of several posts featuring SLU PT Student study abroad experiences. Because of its unique format, the SLU PT program gives students the ability to study abroad the fall of their junior year. For more information about study abroad experiences at SLU go to: http://www.slu.edu/study-abroad.