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Student Spotlight: Student attends Diversity Abroad Student Leadership Summit

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kevin Mejia, from Yonkers, N.Y., has always been passionate about traveling. During his time at RIT, the fourth-year business management and international and global studies double major has traveled to France, Germany, England and Cuba through the RIT Education Abroad office. In addition to his study abroad experiences, Mejia has also visited roughly 18 countries, including several countries in Central America, South East Asia and Europe. He also worked in Hong Kong for summer 2018 at the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program, and plans to return during summer 2019.

Mejia’s passion for travel and international education earned him an invitation to the fifth annual Diversity Abroad Global Student Leadership Summit, which was held March 2- 5 in Boston. The Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) is a national leadership conference for students from diverse backgrounds who have participated in international education programs. The goal of the conference is to develop “skills essential to being a successful leader in a global society” by strengthening students’ skills in leadership, self-awareness, communication, team building and embracing diversity.

As a student, Mejia has taken on many leadership and community roles, including being a residential advisor, an RIT Global Ambassador and a peer advisor leader for international student services. He is also part of the Travel Club, Global Business Group and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. His community involvement combined with his passion for international studies made Mejia the perfect candidate for the GSLS conference.

For more information about RIT Education Abroad, studying abroad or the GSLS conference, email Mejia at kxm4327@rit.edu or go to https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/global/study-abroad.

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