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UMass Amherst- Travel Experience Enriches Education, Sense of Self

"I think traveling is the most mind-opening education one can receive," says Lauren Spinney '09 (social thought and political economy), who received an Ansin Study Abroad Fellowship to attend the Institute for Central American Development Studies in Costa Rica and Nicaragua this fall. "I'm a huge advocate for traditional academics, but learning from experience is one of the most rewarding types of education. In fact, I don't think students are encouraged to do it enough. Without the Ansin, I wouldn't be able to go."