Luiz Henrique Trillo '11 is a long way from Campinas, Brazil, a city of one million in the centrally located state of São Paulo where he grew up.
International students are hardly new at
It’s all part of the university’s Global Understanding Initiative — a combination of specialized programs and study abroad opportunities designed to give students a global perspective.
As a student at Colégio Notre Dame in Campinas, Trillo had no plans of international study. But his Moreau Scholarship
provided an unexpected opportunity of a lifetime to enhance his education and prospects for
"It’s exciting to get out of my comfort zone," says Trillo, a Business major. "You go back home and you feel proud that you did it. You know more people. You know more places. You have great stories to tell."
Trillo says his initial fear about leaving his family and lifelong friends was quickly tempered at
This fall, Trillo leaves for France to continue his global education. “I think to have a global view of the world, it’s good to learn as many cultures and languages as possible,” he says.
Trillo is experiencing firsthand the power of an international
education. It’s available to all students at
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