This is LAS: Dylon, World Traveler

I am Dylon Busser, I’m studying biology
and international studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and I went to Thailand
this summer. I’ve always enjoyed traveling, and I knew
when I came to UIC it was something I wanted to make use of and take advantage of during
my college career. My international studies minor is focusing
on Global Health and issues that surround health disparities, and understanding why
these global issues are still persisting today even when we have ample resources and people. I did a lot of research online, and with that
and the tools that the UIC Study Abroad office gave me I found the program that I think was
very suited for me. The name of the program was BIOCEP, and it
stands for bioethics cross-cultural education program. So I was able to work with a lot
of international students from all over the world. We had people come in from the United
Nations, the World Health Organization, people from every single continent talked to us about
the work that they were working on. Things like malnutrition and how we can have such
a strong economy going on in Bangkok and then 50 miles outside of that people don’t really
have any access to health care. We travelled a lot; the Thai students that
we were working with helped us out a lot. They obviously enjoyed having us around and
being able to show us their country. They’re proud of the things their country has to offer.
We rode some elephants, and I walked a tiger. We visited a lot of sites, went to beaches,
and hung out and just tried to be as Thai as we could. It was a great experience; I loved it. This is a global experience. This is LAS.

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