Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Brave in Brazil

Braden Marstaller ’18

Business and management, economics double major

Studied business administration at the Insper Institute, São Paulo, Brazil

“I chose a program that Wheaton doesn’t have a formal connection with because I’ve wanted to visit Brazil for years. It took a lot of courage and independence to do so on my own. This mountaintop photo represents that bold action. I’ve learned that taking big risks can have big payoffs.”

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Great views in Denmark

Graham Johnson ’18

Psychology major

Studied positive psychology and researched psychotherapy methods used in Europe, with professors and professionals from the University of Copenhagen

“When I first decided to study abroad, one of my main goals was to improve myself as a person. I wanted to become more confident and decisive. Traveling helped me do that and get a broader perspective on life. One weekend I traveled with friends through Sognefjord, one of the largest fjords in western Norway. When I reached the peak and saw this view I realized something—the world is absolutely massive and, in such vastness, it’s OK to be imperfect. What matters is that I am comfortable with who I am as an individual. After all, who could worry about ‘the little things’ with this kind of view?” 

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Finding a calling in Greenland

Our camp in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Neil Henry ’18

Environmental science major

Studied environment science, specifically arctic glaciology, at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia

“Part of my specific program included going to study the ice sheet that covers Greenland. The expedition there was definitely the highlight of my abroad experience. I made such great friends and had such great hands-on experiences learning about climate change. We went dog sledding with Inuit hunters, saw the northern lights, and got caught up in a 30-year storm. My time overseas has taught me a lot about my calling in this world. I hope to one day work for a research lab to study the Greenland ice sheet. I am hooked. I plan on keeping in touch with my DIS professors. Who knows, maybe I’ll be working alongside them one day.”

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Exploring Copenhagen

Nina Kenny ’18

Film and new media studies major

Studied new media and changing communities at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia

“My dream is to become a photographer, and Copenhagen truly inspired me to continue that dream. I am the happiest with my camera, and since arriving I haven’t spent a day without it. Although photographing sports, as I do for the Wheaton Athletics Department, is my favorite type of photography, Copenhagen provided opportunities to explore different techniques and subject matter, which will benefit me in the future.”

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