UC Davis Study Abroad, Student Staff Photo, Alissa Alson

Alissa Alson

Administrative Assistant

Hi! My name is Alissa Alson and I am a third year student here at UC Davis. Due to the wonderful experience I had working with the UC Davis Study Abroad staff before and during my own study abroad experience, I am thrilled at the opportunity to pay that help forward.

I spent the 2014-2015 academic year in Limerick, Ireland on an independent study abroad program. While studying at the University of Limerick, I had the opportunity to take classes such as Celtic Civilization and Irish Folklore! I interacted daily not only with Irish students, but also with international students from around the globe. The long weekends and holidays were spent travelling throughout Europe on student tours with diverse participants. I am happy to say that because of this I have made friends all over the world and discovered new academic interests!

I truly believe that traveling opens one’s mind to different perspectives and affords an opportunity to grow. I got to live that adventure thanks to UC Davis Study Abroad, and I am excited to help you begin your own international adventure!