Student Spotlight

Brittany McCoy '14

Brittany McCoy, Class of 2014
Chemistry/Biochemistry

The opportunity to study abroad was one of the reasons I chose to attend Methodist University. As a student, I visited Cadiz, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; and Panajachel, Guatemala. My trip to Spain enhanced my proficiency in the Spanish language. When you’re in the country, you have no choice but to learn by doing—you are learning, walking, talking, and thinking in Spanish.

My favorite Study Abroad trip was my trip to Guatemala. Despite various economic hardships, the Guatemalan people were loyal, generous, and happy. They fully understand the situations they are going through and they still have faith and hope, and they value family. My experiences abroad make me want to continue traveling. I would love to go to Brazil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic,  Argentina, Costa Rica, and China. I love the Spanish language, and eventually, I would like to become fluent in the language.

At Methodist, I enjoyed being part of multiple clubs and organizations. I was able to balance eight plus organizations at a time, all while playing volleyball and dancing on the dance team. From serving as the president of the Chemistry Club and as the vice president for the International Business Club to being a peer mentor and a University Ambassador, I will miss being the girl who does everything on campus.

I’ve had to work for everything I accomplished at Methodist and my experiences have made me appreciate life, travel, and myself.

Brittany McCoy ’14
Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry and minors in Spanish and Mathematics
Smithfield, North Carolina

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