Out of any place in the world that I could have studied abroad, why did I choose Spain you might ask?? Well, to me, the choice was obvious. Ever since 7th grade when I first began Spanish class, I have been fascinated with learning another language. My interest and passion for the Spanish language continued to grow throughout high school. As a result, I decided to double major in Spanish and Business as I began my freshman year of college. Studying abroad has always been a major component for me while choosing colleges and Saint Mary’s College proved to be my dream school for this reason. Now, here I am, preparing to leave for the semester of a lifetime in Sevilla, Spain in less than a month. I will be studying through an excellent program called Spanish Studies Abroad where I will be taking 17 credit hours all in Spanish at the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies. I will be living with a host family and being fully immersed into the culture while (fingers crossed) becoming fluent.
Even though I will experience major FOMO (fear of missing out) while most of my friends will still be Saint Mary’s this spring, I am excited for the many new experiences and memories I will create this semester abroad. It feels like I am starting college all over again as I will be adjusting to a new place and meeting new people. I know it will be difficult at first, just like adjusting to anything new is, however, I know I will be calling Sevilla home in no time.
So follow me on my journey through this blog as I will be sharing all of my adventures including the bad ones with all of you! Updates soon! ¡Hasta luego!