Olivia Brimacombe ’20
Olivia Brimacombe’20 came to Beloit College from her home in England having already spent a gap year teaching English in China. An economics student with a desire to work internationally, she chose to study abroad in Ghana. “My future career will benefit if I have first-hand experience in diverse economic and social systems, and I put myself in uncomfortable (but not unsafe) environments.” It was the return to campus, however, that really brought home the value of studying abroad. Doing research on wellness abroad with fellow returned study abroad students helped Olivia realize what a powerful experience study abroad can be, when coupled with reflection and critical analysis, post study abroad.