Daniela Markovic worked hard in high school with her sights on college – and possibly studying abroad. But when faced with economic reality, she opted for the honor’s program of her local community college, and accepted that a two-week trip to Italy offered by the program would have to suffice.
“Whenever I saw all my friends going off to university, and I was stuck at home – you can ask my mom – I cried so hard. I really did,” says the American undergraduate student. “I was expecting to go to university with all of my peers.”