Rachel joined the UMBC Study Abroad Office in August 2016 as an advisor. She started working in the study abroad office as a peer advisor in 2015. She spent a year guiding students through the study abroad program search and selection process.
She is recent graduate of UMBC. She received her bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Global Studies with an interest in international affairs.
Her first study abroad experience was started in summer 2014, she spent six months studying abroad at National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan. All of her courses focused on furthering her Mandarin language skills. Her time in Taiwan not only benefited her language skills but also her appreciation and understanding of the Taiwanese culture.
You can contact Rachel at mccloud1[at]umbc[dot]edu