I am committed to studying abroad in San Sebastian, Spain this upcoming Fall of 2018 for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, this is an opportunity of a lifetime and I would be crazy not to take it. I am a Psychology major with a minor in Spanish with a plan to work on my minor abroad to help fulfill my longterm goal of becoming bilingual. Learning a second language will not only benefit my career options in the future, but will allow me to help those outside of the English speaking category. I hope to gain a better sense of self and understanding of those around me outside of the American society, as well as a new respect for cultures and ways of living that I have yet to be exposed to. I look forward to coming back and sharing my experiences to younger people in hopes that they will take this opportunity as well. I have a little sister that looks up to every move that I make and this will definitely be a positive one in which I hope she follows one day. I am trying to make this studious trip abroad as minimal in stress and debt as possible, as well as proving to others that you can do anything you set your mind to. I have an amazing support system that is willing to make sure all goes smoothly, but unfortunately everything comes down to money. Europe has become more expensive than I hoped for, so I have applied to scholarships and will be selling my car in order to make this happen. It may seem as simple as "Get a job," but when taking 18 units as a full time student while trying to maintain/increase my major GPA of 3.65, this is difficult and I would like to keep some of the sanity I have left. Of course once summer comes I will be available for work, but until then I am going to leave this here. With that being said, this experience will be meaningful to me in every aspect of my life and I can't wait to share my journey with everyone along the way!!