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Student Spotlight: Kloe Burris

Kloe Burris

Name: Kloe Burris; Location: Honduras; Program: Global Business Brigades; Timeframe: May 24-30, 2018;Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics; Classification: Senior; Hometown: Poteet, Texas

  • My Experience: This was my third trip serving abroad with Global Brigades, and the best one yet. We visited the small community of El Junquillo and provided them with three business plans and two educational workshops. I was able to take what I have learned in the classroom and be able to share that knowledge with a community who doesn't have the same opportunity.
  • Why Go: It is a different type of experience than studying abroad. You are serving a community and could potentially create a business plan that changes their world as they know it. It is such a humbling experience.
  • Any Advice: Really embrace the short time you have there and give it your all. The advice you are giving these people could change their whole lives and allow them to successfully provide for their families.
  • Favorite Part: We taught the children the importance of saving money and that was honestly the highlight of the trip for me. Seeing their face light up as they are understanding what you are saying to them is such a rewarding moment.
  • Looking Ahead: Serving others has always been a large part of my life and being able to do that in another country is such a cool experience. I'm continually looking for ways to serve globally and hope to do the same in my future career as a lawyer.

Global Business Brigades at Texas Tech University is a chapter of an international non-profit organization. It gives students the opportunity to travel and serve communities in need of economic empowerment. Students attend seven day brigades and conduct market research, provide financial literacy workshops, and compile a business plan for a potential enterprise in the community. If you are interested in joining, contact Bailey Hufnagle at bailey.hufnagle@ttu.edu

CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or cindy.akers@ttu.edu

0216NM18 / Editor's Note: For detailed information on CASNR Study Abroad programs and how to apply, click here.