Melissa Chaca

Major / Minor

I am a Kinesiology major with a concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

Career Goals

My career goal is to be an Occupational therapist and to get accepted into a Peace Corps program and be able to volunteer and offer health care services in third world countries.

What made you choose this study abroad course?

I chose this study abroad course because of how different and unique it is to other study abroad programs. This program allows you to learn by immersing yourself in the culture, which I think is a great way of learning compared to the typical classroom setting.

What are your goals for your study abroad experience?

My goals for this study abroad program is to grow as an individual and learn more about myself. Another goal is to step out of my comfort zone and participate in activities I would never even think about doing.

At the end of the program, what memory do you want to take with you?

At the end of the program, the memory I want to take with me is the activities I will be participating in that are completely out of my comfort zone.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My hobbies and interests include hiking, playing and watching soccer, traveling and going to concerts.

What is a fun fact not many people know about you?

A fun fact about me is I climbed up Machu Picchu, it was definitely the hardest thing I have done; more than 3000 steps at an elevation of 7,792 feet.