Agribusiness Marketing Major Finds Many Opportunities while Studying Abroad in Spain

Written by – Madison Hire

David Mudd, a Junior studying Agribusiness Marketing, had the experience of studying abroad in Spain for a semester, and came home loving the experience he had! He had quite of experience traveling internationally before with his family and has really enjoyed it. When asked why he wanted to study abroad Mudd said, “The world is such a huge place and I wanted to be able to see some more amazing places.”

While being abroad you not only have the opportunity to grow yourself and experience new places, but Mudd found that you can grow professionally as well. “Living in another country requires you to learn the everyday culture as well as the professional culture. People have different customs and you need to respect how things are done in other countries. I had to adapt to these changes and it really helped me gain a better understanding of how things work outside of the United States,” said Mudd. 

Everyone has a different experience when they are abroad, some people find it to be very comfortable and others have a more difficult time adjusting. For Mudd he was comfortable right away and enjoyed meeting new people every day and making new connections. Mudd said, “I learned that everyone in the world has a completely different story, so don’t be afraid to take a little extra time getting to know someone.”

Mudd had some advice that he wanted to pass along to other Purdue students, “I just want to say how much I recommend the study abroad program. It is such an amazing experience that I will never get again. Being young and able to travel is truly a blessing and I hope that each and every student can do this in some way.”

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