Posted by Lindsay
Name: Jonathan Gosyne
Major/Field of Study: ME
Year in undergraduate: 4th year
Other Universities: Presentation College, Chaguanas, in Trinidad & Tobago, where he completed the equivalent of an associates degree
Favorite Quote: “As each has been given a gift, use it to serve one another”
Favorite Song: “New York, New York” – Frank Sinatra
Interests and Hobbies: Learning and playing musical instruments and how they can express different cultures, as well as taking road trips and traveling
Why GTL?: GTL had all the courses that he needed to take for the summer, and it had the added bonus of being abroad.
Favorite Part of GTL: The company – the students here are fun to talk to and travel with
What dorm do RA for?: RA for Lafayette
RA Experience: Was an RA for two years at Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus at Crecine. Also was a prefect (similar to a daytime RA) at his old university
Recommendations to other RA’s coming to GTL: Understand that you don’t know the culture and don’t be afraid to ask for help from the SA’s because they know the culture. Build rapport with the students. Be polite and manage your time well.
Recommendations to future GTL students: Know that your plans will change and fall through, and don’t let this bother you too much. Do non-touristy things as well as the major tourist attractions and be open to suggestions. Try to make an effort to learn some phrases in the native language of the countries that you are visiting.
Any places that you didn’t visit, that you would like to visit in the future?: Ireland and Scandinavia
Will you do another study abroad?: Maybe one of the master’s program study abroads in South England
What’s Next?: Firming up plans about completing a masters. He has two more semesters before he graduates in May 2017