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Name: Robert A. Valdez
Hometown: San Antonio
Major: Social Work
Classification: Senior

What are your post-graduation plans?
I was accepted in Our Lady of the Lake University for the Masters of Business Administration in Management, which I will be starting in August.

What impact have your study abroad experiences had?
I studied abroad last year with the Social Work Maymester in London. We learned about the roots of diversity and social justice issues, and this class inspired me and influenced my feelings about non-profits and international affairs. We got to visit the first organization that was ever created to help those in need and started the life of Social Work. I knew after I stepped out of that organization I would only want to do the same and create this new world of non-profits. Every unique encounter I made in London also gave me the strength to learn what it takes to achieve any challenge in life and know that anything is capable.

I also just received, for the second time, a full scholarship of $5000 to study abroad in Ghana this upcoming May. I applied