Spring 2018 Seville Spain Study Abroad Semester
When I was a junior in high school my family had a student from Germany live with us for a year. It was a totally surprising, challenging, interesting, and eye opening experience. After having him live with us and experience how our way of life was so different than what he was used to made me wonder how I would feel if I were to go abroad. From there my goal was to study abroad once I was in college. I want to travel to Spain because I have always been very intrigued and interested in the history, the culture, the food, and everything to do with Spain. I also enjoy the language and would absolutely love to become more comfortable with speaking the language. I have taken a few years of Spanish but one of my biggest goals in life and for this travel semester is to become fluent. I went on a ten day missions trip to the Dominican Republic last spring break to help orphaned kids. Through that trip I learned a lot more Spanish but I wish that I knew more because I feel like I could have connected with these kids and with the foster parents much better. I think that by studying abroad and living in a host family situation will allow me to be fully immersed into another culture and learn another language and way of life. To me my personal growth and self realization during this time will be extremely beneficial to me and to my goals throughout my life.
Thank you for your intrest and for your contribution to this experience!