Emily Cortez

Attending:Illinois Wesleyan University
Studying in Denmark (Spring) | *DIS Study Abroad Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Hej!
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Illinois Wesleyan University
Expected graduation year: 2024
Destination city & country: Copenhagen, Denmark
Program provider: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major/minor: Psychology with a Specialization in Pediatric Therapy
Demographics: Hispanic/Latinx
Future career aspirations: My goal is to become a pediatric therapist. I am currently an assistant teacher at the YWCA for after school programs (Kindergarten-5th grade). I have a passion for developmental and learning psychology and, therefore, hope to specialize in therapy for children with abnormalities. I want to consistently work towards improving the accessibility of American psychological healthcare and debunk stigmas surrounding mental illness and different learning disabilities.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: 1. Expand my personal, academic, professional, and cultural knowledge while working towards achieving my goal of seeing global applications of psychology first-hand and being exposed to the historical context of modern practices.
2. Work with my host family to learn more about ethnic cuisine, traditions, and everyday life.
3. Apply what I learn while studying abroad to improve the methods of clinical therapy that are standardized in American psychological healthcare.

Journal Entries By Emily

Pre-Departure Blog

Scholar: Emily Cortez

Posted on Dec 28th 2022

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