Moving across the globe is a daunting and nerve-wracking experience for anyone. But when you end up in a place that is full of love, compassion, and diversity the adventure seems much more worth it.
Jasmin Sonnenschein moved from Wuppertal, Germany to play volleyball. She stumbled across William Penn University, where she received an athletic scholarship to continue playing volleyball and have the ability to study abroad.
Something that surprised Jasmin as she arrived in small-town Iowa is the kindness of everyone. “People say hi even though they might not know you. Back home it is different. You only say hi to people you know. Everyone else is minding their own business,” says Jasmin. “I love the openness of the people here.”