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Senior Advice Series #1: Traveling Beyond Tourism

Lydia Chen is a senior studying Business Analytics, Management, and Finance. She is originally from New Milford, NJ and looks forward to moving to Boston this fall. As a graduating senior, my number one piece of advice to all underclassmen is to take advantage of as many global opportunities in college as possible. Whether that’s going to Antarctica with the Wharton Leadership Ventures (freezing but worth it, in case you’re wondering), exploring innovation in San Francisco through WIEP, or participating in a WIP trip to Beijing, my Penn experience has been immensely enriched by the chance to learn outside of the classroom. Looking back on the past four years, another highlight was my semester of language immersion spent studying abroad in the south of Spain. For students who decide to go abroad, the next piece of advice I’d give is “Don’t be a tourist!”. Wherever you’re studying, aim to integrate yourself into the local culture and get off the beaten path. When I arrived in Sevilla last January, I knew that I didn’t want to …