Ashley Hogan

Student Spotlight: Trip to Zimbabwe Provides Eye-Opening Experience

Ashley Hogan took advantage of prestigious scholarship to study in Africa this summer.


After traveling 9,266 miles from Lubbock, Texas Tech University senior Ashley Hogan encourages all students to study abroad before they graduate.

“Being in Zimbabwe was the most important opportunity of my life up-to-date,” Hogan said, “The people, landscapes and wildlife renewed my sense of what life can be – simple and stress-free.”

Hogan studied in Zimbabwe for a month this summer and completed an applied agricultural economics course. As an international economics major, she is thankful for this experience and aspires to be an environmental economist.

““I went specifically because this is something I’m interested in doing with my career,” she said. “Texas Tech really opened that opportunity for me to explore what life as an environmental economist could look like.”

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