Bailey Baumbick

Fremantle & Poland

Majors: Political Science
Email: bbaumbic@nd.edu

Why did you choose your program?

Favorite story: One of my favorite stories was when our class would have lectures outside in the park in Sopot, Poland by the beach. After lecture would conclude, some of the girls and I would run to the beach and go swimming in the Baltic Sea. It was barely swimming weather, but this break served as a release from all of the emotionally draining things we had learned about regarding the Holocaust and World War 2. Using our time at the beach to distract ourselves from the challenging course material was one of my fondest memories.

One piece of advice: Don't let fear of the unknown hold you back from the experience of a lifetime. By immersing yourself into a culture different from your own, you will learn more than you ever could in a classroom.