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Spartan Sagas
Charlie Kraiger
Student
Galesburg, Michigan
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Charlie Kraiger

A matter of perspective.

Student
Galesburg, Michigan


Studying modern European history in a place that’s steeped in history—the oldest university in the English-speaking world—is providing MSU junior Charlie Kraiger with valuable perspective.

As a visiting student at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, Kraiger is making the most of new and different experiences—from working one-on-one with a professor as part of a tutorial system to rubbing shoulders daily with residents and tourists, as well as students and faculty, on a campus that’s part of a bustling international community.

“Wow! This is an amazing city with an amazing history, and people come from all over the world in order to be able to experience something that you’re lucky enough to experience almost every day,” Kraiger says he finds himself thinking.

The international studies major is mindful of his good fortune and believes it’s important to help others. Nearly two years ago, he and a friend launched a chapter of ONE—an advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty in Africa—on the MSU campus to educate fellow students about poverty issues and encourage them to take action.