Savannah's Adventure in Spain!

Savannah Carlson Start Date: Aug 1, 2016 - End Date: Apr 30, 2017
  • Barcelona, Spain

My Travel Story

by: Savannah Carlson Start Date: Aug 1, 2016 - End Date: Apr 30, 2017
Hey there! I will be studying abroad in the spring of 2017 in Barcelona. My major is International Affairs and I focus on global development issues. While abroad, I will take classes that look at global poverty and international development. This will give me more insight into the non-profit/NGO world, so I can one day help these organizations to be more efficient and effective. I highly value global development, but I think it is poorly executed in most cases. My abraod experience will help to broaden my global perspective and tackle these issues from a global view, rather than my own American bias.
A few things about me -I am obsessed with coffee, travelling and Rapunzel. My dream job is to be Ellen Degeneres, but since that is unlikely I hope to change the way the world views financial aid and global development. I have worked towards this goal by starting a water filter project in Guatemala. This project gets the poorest families water filters and does so in a sustainable and empowering way. (If you would like to know more -feel free to ask! The link below will also take you to the amazing company we have worked with for this project). I believe global development is all about connecting people with resources and hope to learn more about how to effectively do this abraod. 
 I am financially responsible for my entire trip, which really adds up, so anything helps! Thanks for taking the time to read about my passion and journey!
  • Barcelona, Spain