Posted September 16, 2014

Temple Study Abroad: Brianna Prime

Video Production: Gina Benigno

Name: Brianna Prime

Year: Senior. She is graduating early, in just 3½ years.

School: School of Media and Communication

Major: Strategic Communication

Hometown: Bedford, Pa.

Why I chose Temple: “Originally, I didn’t know where I wanted to go. My cousin was actually a film major here, and I came to visit him. He inspired me to come here with all the opportunities and the independence he gained when he came. But I really discovered why I came here when I got here.”

Transformative moment:

“Traveling is such a big part of my life now. I don’t even know who I would be if I hadn’t done study away and study abroad programs at Temple. It's the love of my life.

I never knew that you could study away in college until I got here. As a freshman, I applied to study away, and I got in. My first trip was in Dublin. Living in Dublin was kind of like living in a really young, historic, yet metropolitan city. It was really interesting. After Dublin, I did the Latin America Semester Studies program in spring 2013. We lived in Heredia, Costa Rica, and I stayed with a host family. I paid for my whole trip to Barcelona, Spain, with scholarships. I was interning for a hotel— Gran Havana.

I have done more than I ever thought I would accomplish in the last 3½ years of my life.”