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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.


Hi, my name is Elizabeth Freeland, but a lot of people call me Liz. I was born in Naples, Florida but raised in Nashville, TN. Last year, I went to the University of Southern California where I studied Computer Science Business Administration. I am currently on a gap year and plan to return to USC in August 2019. For the past three months, I have been training to get my private pilots license and am expected to get it by the end of January. Some of my favorite things are going to concerts/festivals, flying, snowboarding, wake surfing, traveling, playing volleyball, and hiking. Also, I’m on the left in the picture.

I chose to do this Dragons course because I wanted to reach new limits on my gap year. The reasons why I chose this program are to step outside my comfort zone, connect with a new culture, and experience something completely different than I have before. Also, my friend did this program last year, and he was the one who inspired me to do it.

Can’t wait to meet all of you.