Spanish and study abroad for a better world

Abby Chambless Start Date: Nov 23, 2017 - End Date: May 22, 2018
  • Seville, Spain
  • Granada, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain

My Travel Story

by: Abby Chambless Start Date: Nov 23, 2017 - End Date: May 22, 2018
If you had a chance to change the world, would you? I am an Industrial Engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, but I don't want my career to be only helping rich companies make more money. I am passionate about improving education in impoverished areas, especially for women. I want to use my Industrial Engineering degree to work towards improving efficiency of education and sanitation systems in developing Latin American countries. I discovered this passion on a mission trip to Guatemala this past summer, where I was truly exposed to poverty for the first time. Through helping me fund this study abroad experience, I will jumpstart my Spanish language skills, as well as expand my cultural and historical knowledge. I am fundraising for 2 study abroad programs that I will complete this summer. The first is through Centro MundoLengua in Sevilla, Spain. The second is a Spanish LBAT in Madrid and Grenada. They will both focus on learning the language, as well as cultural experiences through staying with host families, weekend excursions, and encouraged individual travel. Thank you so much!!
  • Seville, Spain
  • Granada, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain

Adventure Registry

  • Scholarship

    $ 3,000
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Granted
  • travel camera

    $ 700