Octavia’s journey began when she was a freshman. After hearing a fellow Northeastern University Student speak about her experience studying abroad in Ghana, there was no doubt in Octavia’s mind that she had to travel abroad as well. As she described:
“The moment she finished her presentation I knew that I had to see the deep indigo coastline, smell the hustle of a day’s work that began at 5 a.m. with the mango-colored sun, hear the earth’s heart beat as it danced from the Njombe [a district of Tanzania].”
For Erin, a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, her journey to the NASA Johnson Space Center began with an e-mail from an advisor about a fellowship program at NASA.