Junior Morgan Capestrain, a biology/animal science major from Jackson, Ohio, will soon be studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, for a semester abroad.
From Feb. 18 – July 1, Capestrain will continue her biology studies while also learning about the Australian culture.
Chris Sippel, director of international education, helped Capestrain get connected with GlobalLinks Learning Abroad, an organization with more than 20 years of experience working in the field of international education. After submitting an application, transcripts and an essay, Capestrain was approved for a study abroad experience.
She became interested in studying abroad following an international travel experience she had in high school through a People to People student ambassador program.
“What better place to study biology than in Australia?” said Capestrain. “They have amazing biology and wildlife.”
Capestrain is especially looking forward to snorkeling in the great barrier reef and visiting a kangaroo rehabilitation center.
Capestrain received two scholarships from the Foundation for Global Scholars and GlobalLinks Learning Abroad and one scholarship from The University of Findlay to assist with expenses.