Ryan Woodside ’19 – University of Aberdeen, Scotland


I am a junior Biology and English (Creative Writing) major from Bloomington, Illinois. I play on the men’s soccer team at Hope and have worked as the poetry editor for Opus (Hope’s literary and art magazine) and student leader for Hearts Aloud (Hope’s slam poetry club) for the past 2 years. Aside from poetry and soccer, I am also passionate about dogs and ice cream.
My study abroad program is at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and I am most looking forward to interacting with people from a different culture and trying things that are outside of my comfort zone. I hope that my semester abroad will help me to grow as a person and come back with a new perspective to view my life and education from.

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