Study Abroad participants often call their experiences "life changing." UMass Lowell students have studied in 25 countries and we have partnerships with 120 institutions around the world. Read the news and meet our students.

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Daphne Shakira Naut posing on a mountain during study abroad with views of rocky, snowy mountains in the background
Daphne Shakira Naut '20
Political Science & Philosophy

Honors College student Daphne Shakira Naut was already fluent in two languages and had started on two more by the time she finished high school. Here at UML, she’s picked up a fifth language and studied abroad three times – all while supporting herself.

Languages are like M&Ms. You just keep adding more.
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Twins Jessica and Jennifer Dossantos
Jennifer Dossantos '23
Business

Honors College student Jennifer Dossantos is majoring in business because she’s inspired by her mom.

I wanted to have a major where I could have versatility, so business seemed like a good option.
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Kelsey Gonsalvez skydiving with a friend
Kelsey Gonzalez '21
Public Health

As a first-generation college student, Kelsey Gonzalez struggled to find a major she liked. Then she studied abroad – and came back determined to help other first-generation students.

I took a leap of faith with UMass Lowell, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
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Corrina Quaglietta abd four other study abroad students pose for a photo in front of the sun setting on a beach in San Sebastian, Spain
Corrina Quaglietta '19
Nursing

Honors nursing student Corrina Quaglietta studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain, the summer after her freshman year. The experience turned her into a huge booster of study abroad.

I really think that in college, study abroad is the best thing you can do for yourself.
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Jenna Kapp at scenic overlook
Jenna Kapp '19
Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies major Jenna Kapp has taken advantage of nearly every opportunity that’s come her way on campus. Now she’s finding more abroad.

I’ve tried to make the most of my opportunities at UMass Lowell. I love this university and all these things I get to do.
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Scott Penfield drives a retro pink convertible filled with four passengers in Cuba.
Scott Penfield '22
Mechanical Engineering

Honors mechanical engineering major Scott Penfield has traveled extensively on two continents besides North America – and hopes to add a fourth before long.

Applying to UMass Lowell was almost a no-brainer. It’s close to home, it’s good value and it has a good engineering program.
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Evan Dingle poses in Uganda where he works with Ekisa Ministries with Tia, a retired sled dog he adopted who can serve as a loving bridge to the children and families
Evan Dingle '17
English

Evan Dingle’s passion for helping people and love of international study led him to a job with a nonprofit in Uganda that serves children with special needs.

I have a big heart for kids who are in need.
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Matthew Levenson in London
Matthew Levenson '19
Criminal Justice

Criminal justice major Matt Levenson loves an adventure and a challenge—and he’s bent on seizing every opportunity he can while at UMass Lowell.

Whenever you’ve got an opportunity, you’ve got to take advantage of it.
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Emoni Baffour in London during a study abroad experience
Emoni Baffour '18
Management

Studying abroad in London convinced business student Emoni Baffour ’18 to return to the UK for graduate school and pursue her passion for a career in the fashion industry.

I want to make a positive mark on the world as much as I can. And I can definitely say that I did that here in every way I could.
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Melissa DiPano poses with a large group of students in a classroom.
Melissa DiPano '20
Psychology & Spanish

A class in cognitive psychology inspired Melissa DiPano to do research with two professors and aim for a Ph.D.

I think I just lucked out as much as a psychology major possibly can.
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