Graduate Student Spotlights

Laura Covey

International Education

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I decided I wanted to apply to the program in 2008, when I was living in France as an English teacher. The New York Times published a series of articles on topics in international education, entitled Global Classrooms. The articles addressed such topics as Americans who complete their entire undergraduate degree abroad and foreign posts of domestic universities. Foreign education is fast growing and is making headlines. I wanted to be a part of making foreign education more accessible. I wanted to research and understand what effect global education has in creating diplomatic relations between foreign countries.
My inspiration is:
The world!
If I could change the world, I would:
Give all students the opportunity to study abroad
Something I collect:
Coffee Mugs
Why I went to Graduate School:
To learn and research
The best gift I've ever received:
The Planet Earth/Blue Planet Box Set
My biggest challenge is:
time management
The professor who influenced me the most:
Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss
How I take my coffee:
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
Move to France for two years
My secret passion is:
Greek Mythology
What I do to de-stress:
Go to the diner with a good book

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Fairfield, Connecticut
What are your plans after you graduate?
Still deciding
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
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