There is always something worth sharing with another culture.

Colin Lind

"I chose International Relations because everything about it interests me immensely. I get to study incredibly important global issues and that really motivates me because I know it's going to be our responsibility to fix those issues. I once read a quote from Robert Swan that said, 'The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.'

"My favorite class hands down has been Theories of International Relations with Professor Hilbourne Watson. It was extremely difficult, but I learned so much and if given the opportunity I would take it again. He was the first teacher to really challenge my understanding of society.

"I am really passionate about food, film, and travel. Food has been a major component in my life since I learned how to scramble eggs. Film and photography have been big passions of mine since high school. All of these things have become major influences on my travels, and I have definitely brought them to my study abroad experience in Chile. These passions are really important to me because it helps me understand other people around the world. I think that's pretty important for an International Relations Major, so I try to keep them up. Whether you're chatting about your favorite pizza toppings with a Chilean friend or taking crazy photos with kids in the Dominican Republic, there is always something worth sharing with another culture."

Colin is from Dallas, Texas

Posted September 30, 2013

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