Our Abroad101 Student of The Week for this week is Kalyn Paris from the University of North Texas. Kalyn is a junior, who is majoring in marketing. Ever since she was in high school she has had a strong interest in marketing and business and is now looking into the project management aspect of marketing. Kalyn played volleyball for over 10 years of her life and even received a volleyball scholarship while playing at Paris Junior College. However, after an unfortunate injury to her shoulder she had to give up the sport. Nonetheless, Kalyn has been thriving academically as she has been recognized on the President’s and Dean’s list! She has been endeavoring in her academics to earn scholarships and have the opportunity to achieve her ultimate goal of experiencing life in another country while continuing her educational career.
When she joined the University of North Texas she quickly learned about their study abroad program and decided to fulfill her childhood dream of going to Australia. This opportunity to spend a semester abroad will open many new doors for Kalyn’s future and will give her the possibility to experience a different culture, which would be truly an amazing life experience. She is currently raising funds to help pay for tuition, books and living expenses and as she say’s, “even a little amount will go a long way”! Check out her Mission here.