Student Spotlight

Current and former students describe how they came to choose Miami and International Studies, life as a Miami student, the value of a liberal arts education, their study abroad experiences and internships, and more.

Carmen Black

(Class of 2017)

photo of Carmen BlackMy professors are giving me the tools to go out into the real world as a prepared and well-rounded person, and I find it rewarding to be able to have an educated conversation with them about events happening around the world right now.

Read what Carmen had to say about her study-abroad trips to Spain and Colombia.

Rami Abu-Attiyeh

(Class of 2017)

photo of Rami Abu-AttiyehWhile I was still undecided with my major, I took Miami Plan courses here and there, just exploring different majors. I also took some business, engineering, and a few economics classes, which I especially liked, but I also wanted something that would give me more of a global perspective. I finally decided that doing economics with international studies would be a good combination.

Read what Rami had to say about his summer internships with Study of the United States Institute.

Abigail Goldman

(Class of 2017)

photo of Abigail GoldmanWhat I think ultimately tipped me towards Miami was that it's really focused on undergrad education, and I don't think you can really get that at huge research schools. I really liked that I wouldn't be just another number. I really like the teachers at Miami so far. They've all been really understanding and compassionate and dedicated to what they do.

Read what Abigail had to say about her French immersion experience in France.