Avery Segal is a sophomore, History or International Studies major with minors in Chinese and TESL at the University of Florida. His travel experience began when he visited his dad in New Zealand at age 12. Since then he has backpacked Colombia and Argentina, as well as traveled through Italy and France.
His previous study abroad experience was as a high school student on scholarship. He participated in an Experiment in International Living program, in South Korea for one month, as well as spent 10 months in Ghana with the U.S. Department of State’s YES Abroad program. With YES Abroad he worked to fulfill the program goal of building bridges between the United States and countries with a significant Muslim population by attending local school and living with a host family. While in Ghana, he interned at a Ghanaian foods restaurant and worked as a production assistant for two Travel Channel shows.
This spring, Avery will be embarking on a Semester at Sea voyage, taking classes on a boat and making his way through 12 countries, with stops in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He hopes to get a taste of each country, and potentially discover where he would like to study abroad or travel in the future. Avery’s interests include culture, food, traveling, reading, writing, and playing soccer.