Communications Arts and Humanities major, Nicole Barrasse traveled to Spain in 2007 and to Ladakh, India in 2008, as part of Keystone's Study Abroad program. She had always wanted to experience other cultures and countries and when given the opportunity to study abroad she fulfilled a childhood dream.
When Nicole returned from Ladakh, India she made the Keystone News submitting a video of her experiences to the NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Abroad View Foundation. Her video was chosen and she was named as the 2009 Student Diplomat.
"I wish for more people to understand that its okay to live freely. Being comfortable with yourself and the world is something I cherish, it is very hard to be in the present and love yourself beyond your mistakes. But we must understand to love life, appreciate others, and the circle only continues if we give back."