By Maggie Drew
Alexis Lenderman is a Flint, Mich. native who grew up in foster care as a youth. Before coming to Western Michigan University, Lenderman had never traveled outside the country. In her time at Western, she has been on eight study abroad experiences and 27 countries. Lenderman shared some of the lessons she’s learned from her travels to India, South Africa, South Korea, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Senegal and Italy.