Brandon Petrafeso

Exchange Location: Stoneybrook University, New York

City, State: Lakewood, CO

Year in school: Junior

Major: Art

Favorite thing about being on Exchange: I loved experiencing a completely different way of life and the diversity a new place has to offer. I went from an isolated mountain town to the big city of New York, which is completely opposite to what I am used to. I loved the wide range of ethnicity, the city, and the oceans in New York.

Why other students should go on exchange: I believe going on Exchange gives one a new perspective. It allows one to see life differently and to experience new things. It is also always beneficial to step out of your comfort zone and to step into a place where you do not always know what to expect or who you may encounter. This aspect of exchange brought forth many awesome surprises and unexpected friendships.