2018-01-18T07:33:24-05:00

MARIE DOR

Through this scholarship I was able to return to the state of a child. I was bombarded with new experiences, feelings and thoughts and...

2018-01-21T17:04:34-05:00

CARLO ARAGÓN

There is truth to recognizing that coming home is the hardest thing. That is because, for 6 months of my life, I became a different person...

2018-01-18T07:30:57-05:00

ABBY HANC

Athens, Greece I had the most amazing time abroad studying in Athens! I absolutely fell in love with Greece in so many different ways. I have learned so much about myself because of my time abroad. The lifestyle and culture in Greece is very different from what

2018-01-18T07:27:33-05:00

CHRIS THORNE, II

Barcelona, Spain I had an absolutely wonderful time in Barcelona and I am so grateful to the Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation for providing me such a great assistance in my journey abroad. In my 4 months in Europe, I traveled throughout Spain, England, Italy, France, Switzerland, Monaco,

2018-01-18T06:47:43-05:00

JUDITH MARKLIN

Kaikoura, New Zealand For the last four months, I lived in an old convent in Kaikoura, New Zealand with 23 other people, some chickens (also known as “chooks”), two llamas and a cat named Molly. There was no TV, no WiFi, and no central heating. But there

2018-01-18T07:33:52-05:00

LAURA DARGON

Puntarenas, Costa Rica Saying my semester abroad to Costa Rica was awesome would be an understatement; it was literally unreal. Not only did I get to experience a completely different culture, but I threw myself into a country that spoke a foreign language that I knew how

2018-01-18T07:34:32-05:00

SHAWN STICKNEY

St. Petersberg, Russia I wanted to extend my appreciation again for the opportunity your foundation has given me to see the amazing city of St. Petersburg. The time I've spent here has been rather hectic due to the program's course load and the extracurricular excursions that are

2018-01-18T07:28:55-05:00

CRYSTAL CARTER

Reggio Emelia, Italy My experience while abroad was like nothing I could have imagined. Every moment felt like a dream. I spent my time soaking up the beauty Reggio Emilia, Italy had to offer. I attempted to overcome my fear of pigeons by walking through piazzas with

2018-01-18T07:28:31-05:00

MEAGAN BELL

Cork, Ireland I feel like I have only just begun to delve into how much has changed within me as a result of living in Ireland. The feelings I encountered were unprecedented. After I returned home, I realized that I can now appreciate the smaller details of

2018-01-18T07:28:10-05:00

ALEXANDER SADIE

St. Andrews, Scotland One of the hardest parts about coming home from studying abroad is being bombarded with the question: How was your trip?! You know people are interested (even if only halfheartedly), but nothing you say can even come close to capturing your experience. No picture

2018-01-17T11:19:14-05:00

ALEXIS AGOLSOVE

London, England Since I was 12 years old, I have dreamed about studying theatre in London. This award not only allowed me to fully immerse myself in a program that has left an everlasting impact on me, it also allowed me to meet some of my closest

2018-01-17T11:14:18-05:00

YVONNE ROSAS

Tokyo, Japan My trip to Japan was definitely a life-enhancing experience, and it has been all that I have ever expected and more. I have always wanted to travel to Japan to experience the art, the culture, the cuisine, the language and yes, to see all of

2018-01-18T07:24:12-05:00

ELLIE THIEMANN

My time abroad in Cork City, Ireland gave me more than I could ever have asked for. I learned so much about the world outside of Ohio and redefined the person I'd like to be within it. I am so...

2018-01-17T11:13:44-05:00

DEBORA ABERASTURY

London, England My time abroad in London was absolutely wonderful. I could not be more thankful to the Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation for not just helping my dream of living in London come true, but for helping me have this experience where I was really able to

2018-01-17T10:58:27-05:00

BONNIE SZYMANSKI

Tanzania, Africa This trip was the opportunity of a lifetime. I lived in an impoverished backwater county, and where many native people never have the opportunity to leave the area, let alone cross the ocean. The Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation made this opportunity possible by kindly providing

2018-01-18T07:14:40-05:00

WILLIAM PATTERSON

Czech Republic I wanted to thank you again for the AMAZING support, I had a fantastic time. Prague was such an amazing city that had some of the oldest, most beautiful architecture and the most interesting history of all the cities I visited in Europe. I was

2018-01-17T10:57:07-05:00

EMILY PUNZALAN

Dublin, Ireland It's hard to find the right words to describe my time abroad. To say I fell in love with Ireland would be an understatement. It really became another home for me. Everyone was friendly and warm, and I've made some of the most incredible friends

2018-01-17T09:04:09-05:00

KIRSTEN PAASCHE

Yungaburra, Australia My time at the School for Field Studies was thoroughly enjoyable. I learned a lot about the Australian rainforest, especially the Australian Cane toad. However, what I think I will take away most from this trip are the people I shared it with and my

2018-01-17T08:32:41-05:00

MEGAN BUDGE

India India has been wonderful. It is such a vibrant country and at times it is very difficult to process. My time here has been invaluable and I have learned so much about India, development, and people in general. Thank you so much for your support. I

2018-01-17T07:07:31-05:00

HANNA BRUMMITT

Eastern Europe The trip was incredible! It absolutely changed my life. We did some traveling while there. I went to England (London & Stonehenge), Ireland (Galway: Connemara & Cliffs of Moher), France, Germany, Morocco, Belgium, and lots of cities in Spain. It was an incredible and once

2018-01-17T07:08:48-05:00

TRAM NGUYEN

Shanghai, China It has been a very interesting, albeit trying, experience as I still continue to struggle to adjust to life here in China. China is everything I expected it to be, yet nothing as I envisioned. It is a land of stark contrasts-- from the soaring

2018-01-18T07:26:23-05:00

TARRYN MICHELSON

Australia Australia was fantastic! Though four months fly by quickly especially when your days are packed with school, an internship, sightseeing, and jet setting around the country. In Sydney, trips to beaches and around the city filled my weekends. I saw the Opera House, visited the Harbor

2018-01-17T07:09:56-05:00

MELISSA HENRY

Paros, Greece Greetings from Paros! I am now settling into life on the island of Paros in Greece. It is amazingly beautiful here, I never get tired of looking around me. The lights and colors of nature are an inspiration to paint and draw, which I am

2018-01-17T07:10:53-05:00

JOCELYN AQUINO

Kyoto, Japan I cannot put into words my appreciation for your generosity & goodwill in transforming a tragic incident within your lives into benefiting a person such as myself. I am sure that Ashley would have been proud of having had people in her life that can

2018-01-17T10:12:37-05:00

KATIE BOOMS

Prague, Czech Republic Prague is a lovely city throughout, but I like the smaller, less majestic parts best to really spend time in. And they are still really majestic! All of my classes are interesting combinations of local culture, history, and broader world context. It is neat

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