AIFS Program: Hyderabad, India | School: Bethel University | Bio: Namaste! I am Katrina Hanson, a senior at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and I will be wrapping up my B.A. in Business with an emphasis in marketing this spring. Growing up I had several cousins who studied abroad, my parents had travelled internationally and I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. In my spring semester of sophomore year I had the awesome opportunity to study abroad in Hyderabad, India. This experience was life changing, to say the least! I became a more independent young women, was able to do lots of traveling, and experience many new cultures. As a native to India, traveling back as an adult was quite amazing. I am grateful for the semester I had, people I met and memories made. After graduating in May I hope to pursue a career in international education where I can help young adults pursue dreams similar to my own.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”