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Student Profiles - Nicole Hofmann
Return to classroom puts student at top of class

“It’s a pleasure!” says Nicole Hofmann, a senior computer science major who lives in Binghamton. “I really enjoy it. I needed to go out into the real world to see how it works. It opens your eyes and you grow in the process. When you go back to school after being in the work force, you have a newfound appreciation for what you’re learning.”
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a Summer in Novgorod, Russia

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The only way to truly learn a language is to completely immerse yourself in the culture where it's spoken. This summer I went to Novgorod, Russia on a study abroad program hosted by SUNY Brockport, and had the adventure of a lifetime. I was able to take language, culture, and art classes while also completing an internship at a local orphanage. Not only did I learn Russian language in the classroom, but I was able to live with a host family who made it their mission to make me a part of their family and teach me all that they could.christine hubbard 3

The trip helped me academically but also allowed me to grow and mature as a person because of my unique internship. I enjoyed every day that I went to the orphanage, and the saddest day of my life was leaving there for the last time. My job was so much more than just playing with children --- it was about helping children to find hope in a desperate situation. I loved every minute of this trip, and would go back in a heartbeat.

Christine Hubbard, '12

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Last Updated: 5/4/11