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Kamari Gouin


Florida SouthWestern State College

Studying In:

Italy (Summer) | *Martha and Jeff Johnson Scholarship

More About This Scholar

“Hello” in your host country’s language: Ciao
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Florida SouthWestern State College
Expected graduation year: 2022
Destination city & country: Florence, Italy
Program provider: Florida SouthWestern State College
Major/minor: Psychology
Demographics: African American/Black, First-Generation College Student, Community College Student
Future career aspirations: My future career goals include practicing therapy as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Counseling. I have interests in higher education, so I’m heavily considering becoming a professor. I have also considered working in student affairs/ success because of my interest in advocacy and student engagement.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: The top three goals I hope to achieve while studying abroad are:
1. Further my understanding of how cultural immersion correlates to cultural competency.
I enjoy learning about cultures, and I enjoy communication. I plan to marry the two interests by studying intercultural communication in Florence, Italy. My hopes are to
2. Explore Florence, Italy, and the cities surrounding it.
I’ve always had the goal of traveling, and I fully intend to explore as much of Italy as I can.
3. Adapt to foreign culture and customs by applying the transition skills I’ve developed thus far.
Adapting to new environments has always been a challenge for me. However, college has allowed me to develop transition skills that have equipped me to adapt to new environments. I hope to challenge myself and strengthen these skills by adapting to a new environment abroad.


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