Student and Alumni Spotlights for the International Studies Program

Abigail, International Studies Major

Name: Abigail Hand
Major: International Studies
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Fact: I have been riding horses since I was 4 years old.

I chose to come to Belhaven University because... I wanted to attend a small Christian university. I was also looking for a school with a good, positive community and during my visit at Belhaven I could tell I would find that here. 

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University is... my relationship with my roommates. During my freshman year, the three girls I lived with really felt like family. 

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I have learned how to relate to people of different backgrounds, cultures, religions, etc. Communication is such an important skill to have and my degree has helped me to communicate more effectively with all sorts of people.  

One word to describe your experience at Belhaven: Welcoming