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The Opportunity is there, Go For it!

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Studying abroad is an amazing opportunity that can have a profound impact on your professional and personal development, but don’t just take our word for it. We recently caught up with YMCA Global Study alumni Michael Prinzi to ask him about his experience as a participant in our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in July and here is what he had to say…


“I recently completed The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, which was a three-week study abroad program at Michigan State University in the United States. A large part of the program was free time to explore the college campus and participate in fun activities. With a small part being the enjoyable and interactive classes, which was awesome to be involved in the incredible ‘start-up’ business environment.

Not gonna lie, I had my doubts before leaving for the program, from never flying by myself before, let alone never being on an international flight before, to questioning myself about whether I am going to enjoy myself or not. At the end of the day, you have to tune out the negative thoughts, get out of your comfort zone & take the risk and never look back because I had such a great time on the program.

From experiencing what college life in America is all about, to enjoying the summertime in Michigan (and even Chicago) whilst meeting amazing new friends along the way. The study abroad program was an extraordinary opportunity, one that helped me overcome some challenges in my life and strengthened my personal development.

After coming back from the study abroad experience, I feel that I am more motivated and determined than ever and I am grateful to undertake an opportunity like this.

I highly recommend the YMCA Global Study experience to everyone, the opportunity is there, take action and just go for it. You won’t regret it.”

Michael Prinzi – Monash University

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