North Central College - Naperville, IL

Alaina Osslund: an award-winning memory

Alaina Osslund’s photography from her study abroad experience holds special memories—and also won first place in a contest organized by the College’s office of international programs. A history major, she chose Canterbury, England, for her experience so she could travel extensively in the United Kingdom.“My favorite country that I visited in those three months was Ireland,” she says. “The scenery was so breathtaking everywhere I went—words don’t do it justice. I took a carriage ride through Killarney National Park at sunrise and this tree caught my eye. The one thing I always think of when I see this picture is how crisp and clean the air was.“North Central is so supportive of students hoping to study abroad,” she adds. “It was an experience that changed me, and it’s one I’ll never forget.”