Meigan Dutcher

UC Davis Study Abroad Student Staff Photo, Meigan Dutcher

Position Title
Peer Advisor

Study Abroad

1120 International Center
UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Hi everyone! My name is Meigan and I am a third year Managerial Economics major with a minor in Global Studies. Following my high school graduation, I was honored with the opportunity to study abroad in a high school exchange to Germany through the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship. 

My exchange experience in Germany was an unforgettable experience. As a young adult who was still figuring everything out, I was exposed to an unfamiliar environment that challenged me. I faced not only a language barrier, but also faced difficulties adapting to and integrating with my new host family and new school. I eventually overcame these obstacles and in doing so, I learned much more about myself, discovered the beautiful complexity of a different culture, and expanded my own perspective of the world. 

My time abroad is an experience I would do again in a heart beat. It was incredibly enriching and I cannot emphasize enough the benefits of a study abroad experience. This exchange furthered my already budding interest to study abroad and I look forward to studying abroad in Japan through the UCEAP Program this Fall!

Ask me about my abroad experience or tell me your own intercultural story! I want to get to know you and if you're interested in studying abroad, I want to help you along the way. Studying abroad is a unique experience and no matter if you're decided, undecided, or unaware, come to the Study Abroad Office to get all of your questions answered!