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Clayton Kavanaugh

Clayton Kavanaugh
My name is Clayton Kavanaugh, I am going to be a senior at LSU studying marketing. I recently went on the IBS Europe Summer 2018 Seminar, shortly after the trip I decided to become an IBS Alumni Ambassador. The reason I decided to apply for the internship is because I feel like I can market my experience to people who might be on the fence about doing the trip or for someone who didn’t even know that LSU offered the class. I would be able to explain how going on this trip benefitted me not only from an academic stance but also helped me build myself as a person. I enjoyed taking this trip because I enjoy adventures and traveling.

Hear more directly from Clayton:

What did you learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

I learned how to take a leap of faith when it came to new experiences and food, you never know if you don’t like something until you try it! This also helped me immerse myself more in the culture of other countries. It was extremely worthwhile!

Do you intend on interning/working abroad in the future – if so, what did you learn from your seminar that will help you work/live abroad?

I do intend on interning/working abroad, so this seminar helped me greatly. I would say some of the most important things I learned from the seminar were how to effectively travel throughout Europe and how to find a good restaurant. These factors are important to me, even though they might seem like small things, they are the beginning steps to your trip and can set the momentum for the rest of your time there.

What was it like meeting and traveling with a group of people you didn’t know beforehand?

Meeting and traveling with a completely random group is a little intimidating at first, kind of like the beginning of a reality TV show. But once you begin to travel, you get to learn what people you mesh well with, and grow closer as a group. By the end of the seminar, everyone enjoys each other’s company!

If you have any questions email me at: ckavan4@lsu.edu