Meet our Blogger: Jasmyn
Jasmyn, Rome, Spring 2015
November 13, 2014

Jasmyn was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Spring 2015 term. She is a current student at St. Norbert College studying at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, Italy during the Spring 2015 term.

Jasmyn Nett - fall 14 - rome

Tell us why you chose to study abroad.
I chose to study abroad because I am fascinated by cultures which are different than my own.  I believe life is about new experiences and broadening one’s horizons.

Tell us about your school, major, interests, clubs (you in a nutshell).
I am a Junior at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI.  I am a Religious Studies Major with an emphasis in Youth Ministry and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.  I am the manager of our college cheerleading team, I teach catechism at our on campus parish, help with Youth Ministry at a local parish and intern at a local jail in the jail ministry department.  I have a passion for ministry of all different kinds.  I am also very passionate about social justice and our responsibility to make the world a better place.

What are you most excited about re. studying abroad?
I am so excited to meet new people and gain knowledge about different cultures and the life experiences of people within those cultures.  Of course, I am also excited to eat genuine Italian food!

What are you most nervous about re. studying abroad?
I am not very nervous about going abroad.  I come from a family with 9 children and many of my older siblings studied abroad so I am blessed to have great mentors.  Our study abroad director at St. Norbert and SAI have been so helpful that I feel very at ease. TSA and getting in trouble for traveling after my visa expires is probably the only thing that I am worried about.

  1. What are three goals that you would like to achieve/accomplish while abroad?
    The first goal I would like to achieve while I am abroad is being able to communicate in Italian.
  2. The second goal I would like to achieve is seeing my family who live in Southern Italy since I have never met them in person.
  3. And my final goal would be to simply learn things both in and out of the classroom that will shape who I become in the future.  Of course, I would love to meet Pope Francis, but that may be a stretch!

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1 responses to “Meet our Blogger: Jasmyn”

  1. Hi Jasmyn. I’m thinking of studying abroad this spring but i have a lot of concerns about the weather (i’m from Miami) and I heard that a lot of things are closed because it is kind of tourism off season. Id love to ask you some questions about your experience.

    by Mary on September 29, 2015 at 10:23 am

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