GlobalTransy opportunity gives Transylvania senior valuable international experience

As a German studies and international affairs double major and French minor at Transy, senior Savannah Lambert has developed impressive language skills and a deep knowledge of the world. But there’s no substitute for experience, which is how she found herself in Regensburg, Germany, studying through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Germany Spring Semester program.

“Transy was so incredibly helpful to prepare me and actually get me abroad — my German professor actually found the scholarship that helped fund my time,” she says. “Having to adapt to another culture really opens your eyes and makes you a more tolerant and well-rounded person.”

The experience made her a passionate spokesperson about international education. She recently began as a study abroad peer ambassador at Transy, promoting the school’s Global and Intercultural Engagement programs and advising fellow students. And she found a yearlong internship doing social media and marketing for the U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Federal Service. After college, her dream is to land a State Department job, or somehow go into public policy or diplomacy. 

KIIS is one of 36 GlobalTransy program offerings, which allow for 100% of students’ award money and federal and state aid to go toward the cost of the program. “I wasn’t paying any of the additional tuition,” Lambert said. “In terms of cost, it wasn’t any more expensive for me to be in Germany. It definitely would not have been possible for me to spend a whole semester abroad if it weren’t for the agreement that we have set up with that program.”

It’s all part of what makes Transy’s global approach to a liberal arts education special. It places a high value on students taking their learning abroad to become more attuned to the world they’ll be living and working in.

“Transy has a global outlook. Because of that we’re able to have much more intense and productive discussions where everyone’s voice is able to be heard. We’re able to elevate all these different points of view that help make us more globalized citizens.”

Transy is the perfect place for students to broaden their horizons while getting an education that will guide them toward success in whatever field they choose. Apply today to join the Class of 2025, and find out what Pioneers are really made of.