University of Massachusetts Amherst
Staff Cristina Sosa
What are you waiting for? Go study abroad! Best thing in your college career...As you can see, I truly feel this is one of the most incredible experiences you will have in your lifetime. I always wish I had studied abroad during my college career and truly regret not doing it. I was born in Havana, Cuba and spent the first eight years of my life there, until my family fled to the United States following Castro's rise to power. I have lived in two cultures all my life with one foot in the U.S. and the other one 90 miles away in Cuba.I completed my undergraduate degree in Political Science at UMass Amherst and then continued on to a Masters in Educational Policy and Administration. I have been a photographer, worked for a cruise line in Miami, worked in an ad agency in New Jersey, traveled the world recruiting students for an area college and started an international office at a state school in Massachusetts. My most rewarding job is what I am doing now, facilitating study abroad opportunities for students at UMass.