“The bravest thing I ever did was to follow my heart and my dreams. It was scary at first but once I took the leap and committed to them, it took me to the most extraordinary places and I met the most intriguing people. My first study abroad trip to Japan with Ramapo was just the start. I was fortunate enough to study abroad again in China and France. I credit The Roukema Center for International Study for my love of travel and I highly recommend to any student who is considering studying abroad to take the leap as I did.” – Kristian Comer ’20 is a Contemporary Arts major. She has received the following awards: Leadership award From Rockland Community College; Nominated for Best Original Concept from The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest for her work on “Riding with Sunshine”; Top 40 Irish and Irish American’s under-40 award from The Irish Echo; Certificate of Merit Award from the town of Clarkstown; Nominated for a Visual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Rockland; Best Supporting Actress from the Olympus Film Festival for “Riding with Sunshine.” Kristian studied abroad in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Paris with Ramapo College. She was accepted in May 2020 to study at The Shakespeare Institute and the University of Birmingham for graduate studies in Stratford Upon-Avon in the UK.