Cali Hinesley

Program: UF in Thessaloniki - Health Innovation, Design, & Narrative | UF in Cape Town - Pre-Health Internship

Program Type: UF Sponsored

Major: Public Health

Pronouns: She/her

Office Hours: Mondays 3:00-3:50

Hi! My name is Cali (she/her) and I studied abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece during Summer A 2022. I lived in Thessaloniki (my other home!) for 6 weeks taking classes with UF professors, attending guest lectures at Aristotle University, and working with local healthcare NGOs where I interviewed doctors and refugees. Studying abroad was one of the best decisions of my life because I was able to learn so much about public health (my major) and I came back knowing I am on the right track following my passions! I also got to meet some of my lifelong best friends in Greece: some UF students who were on my program and a few locals from our hostel. We spent nearly every day together exploring, and our bond is definitely so strong because of all of the experiences we shared in Greece. Studying abroad helped me grow so much and I hope everyone gets a chance to do it!