Nico Garcia-Abarca“My family had horses until I graduated high school and they sparked my interest in wanting to continue on to veterinary school.”

Nico Garcia-Abarca is a senior business administration major from San Juan, Puerto Rico whose love of animals started at a young age. After graduation, he will be attending veterinary school at Louisiana State University. Although he knows this experience is going to be very challenging he is excited about the opportunities this will present for him. While at SJU, Nico went abroad as part of the University’s Semester at Sea program. It took Nico almost a year to get all of his paperwork together but he says it was well worth it as he visited 18 countries and over 30 cities in 118 days.

Bonus Quote: “The Semester at Sea program changed the way I live and the way I see the world.”

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