Hello! My name is Alexandria (Alex) Hartwell and I am a 4th year Managerial Economics major with a minor in Political Science here at UC Davis. This is my first year as a administrative assistant at the UC Davis study abroad office. I am a Bay Area native originally from Oakland, CA. Go Warriors!
This past summer, I went on a summer abroad trip to Paris with UC Davis Summer Abroad. The program was called Fashion Marketing in Paris; it was such an amazing experience. I enjoyed learning and exploring a new place across the world and getting the most out of the experience. I loved the amazing vintage architecture of the city and traveling around on the bus, metro and by foot. It was also very interesting to learn and study in a unfamiliar and new country. As a person of color, I felt more a part of the city and comfortable rather than standing out due to such great diversity within Europe.
Traveling especially while you're young can open a person's eyes to see life in a new way and can change your life completely and motivate to continue seeing more of what the world has to offer. I look forward to helping other students take a life changing opportunity to also study abroad.