Keyla Abreu

Attending:Hunter College
Studying in London, England | *CAPA Access Partner Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Hello
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Hunter College
Expected graduation year: 2021
Destination city & country: London, England
Program provider: CAPA The Global Education Network
Major/minor: Psychology
Demographics: First-Generation, Latina/Hispanic, Woman
Future career aspirations: I want to work with minority groups to bring awareness to mental health. There is a lot of stigmatization surrounding mental health disorders, and research has shown that people of color are less likely to reach out for help when needed. I either want to become a counselor and help adolescence through the difficulties of life that arise during their young age, or become a social worker and provide a lending hand to those in less fortunate families.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: 1. Gain work experience in my chosen field of study, so I can make a decision later on about what I would like to specialize in later on during my masters.
2. Build friendships with new people who help better me as both a student and a person.
3. Step out of my comfort zone and work on becoming more extroverted in new situations.

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