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Sophie Abadia

"Eckerd is an educational oasis."

Sophie Abadia
Majors: International Business
Minor: Spanish
Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been traveling all my life, and I can't say I'm surprised that I picked an international major because of it. I'm currently working as an Ambassador for Eckerd and am looking forward to hearing back from several internships. I'm always sprinting around somewhere, whether on water or around the 5k route on campus.

Why did you decide to attend EC?

I fell in love with the place within minutes of going on a tour my senior year and then participating in Explore Eckerd weekend. There was something so unique and friendly about Eckerd in comparison to every other school I'd seen that it just felt right.

Do you have a “that’s so Eckerd” moment? What is it?

Probably the fact that I'm so used to walking around barefoot on campus that my parents give me weird looks about it when I do it at home around town.

What are some traits or characteristics found in most Eckerd students?

I'd like to say that we're some of the most open-minded, innovative people out there.

When did you know you made the right choice coming to Eckerd?

Eckerd's community keeps changing this for me, but probably when I decided to change my major. I keep getting a lot of positive feedback and suggestions on what to do with it, rather than questions on why I changed it.

How would you describe the academic environment at Eckerd?

Incredibly encouraging and open minded. Students work very closely with professors who give out great advice.

How do you describe the social scene at Eckerd?

Definitely something that you wouldn't want to miss out on at your time here. It's great! There's always a chance to meet someone new, whether it's through that "silly" icebreaker in class or a neighbor from a new dorm.

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