You are here

Omar Nedzelsky Jr.

IES Abroad Program: Tokyo Customized Program University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley - Japanese History, Summer 2018
U.S. College / University: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Major: Biological Sciences 
Current Profession: Undergraduate Student

What words would you use to describe your identity(ies)?
Motivated, compassionate, independent, empathetic, respectful, knowledgeable, assertive, direct, engaged, collaborative, hard-working.

What motivated you to choose to study abroad?
The chance to make the world my classroom and have a different perspective on the world is what mainly inspired me to take a leap on building a foundation on an international education.

Has studying abroad impacted your educational and/or professional aspirations or path? If so, how?
Studying abroad has made me more aware of what I want to do with my life. The experience and skills I acquired abroad have strengthened who I am and will help supply my future aspirations of becoming a physician with the valuable traits.

Through an educational standpoint, I would like to influence the Hispanic community in my region to take control of the educational path they choose to take, including adding an international educational experience during their time in college and obtaining the positive impact studying abroad can offer to students.

In one sentence, tell students who identify similarly why studying abroad is a good idea, particularly for them.
Don't let financial barriers hold you back on making yourself stand out with your resume, make sure to define yourself, take advantage of embarking on an international journey/experience through study abroad.


We're celebrating a #worldofdifference by sharing inspiring stories of our students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, first-generation college students, young adults with a history of overcoming diversity, and more.

"Studying abroad has made me more aware of what I want to do with my life."

Build a World of Difference With Us

When students see themselves reflected in others who have already traveled places they’ve only dreamed about, they’re more likely to realize what’s possible no matter their identity or circumstances. Your story could make a world of difference for them.