Valerie Leone

Study abroad location and semester:

Panama, Fall 2011


Environmental Studies (BS), Public Policy/ Biology, Peace & Justice Studies minors


Greenwich, CT

Favorite abroad experience:

I particularly enjoyed the experiential education that is a large part of SIT programs. This included such classes as snorkeling to collect coral and mangrove samples, then returning to the lab to analyze them. We also had the opportunity to work with native fishermen to collect conch shells waist deep in mangroves. 

Why I joined GLGC:

I joined GLGC to help work towards encouraging others to go abroad and have the same great experiences that I had. 

Plans after graduation:

Still in the process of making plans!