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International Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona-Spain

Spring Semester (2020)

Julia

Hi! My name is Julia. I am a junior at Lewis University majoring in Forensic Criminal
Investigation and minoring in Spanish Language and Culture. I am from the south side suburbs
of Chicago and will be spending my Spring 2020 semester studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.
I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to experience all the Spain has to
offer!

Julia Randich

Integrated Studies, San Juan-Puerto Rico

Spring Semester (2020)

Lizz

Hello, My name is Lizbeth Villa, I am from Chicago, IL. I am a junior at Connecticut College I am a Gender, Sexuality, Intersectionality Studies major with an intended double minor in Latin American and Latino Studies, and Sociology. I decided to study in Puerto Rico to fully emerge into the spanish speaking culture. Although I am a native spanish speaker, I only speak spanish at home and with family members. I wanted to learn how to speak Spanish not only casually but academically as well and hope to develop my Spanish writing skills. I am super excited to be traveling to Puerto Rico and spending time learning about the culture and history of the Island. Through this semester in Puerto Rico, I wish to develop and grow as a person and to share everything that I learn with my loved ones when I return to the city.

Lizbeth Villa

International Studies at Pablo Olavide, Seville-Spain

Spring Semester (2020)

Nora Rodvik

Hello! My name is Nora Rodvik. I am currently a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I am a Strategic Communications and Journalism major with a minor in Business Administration. I love all things adventure and live for meeting new people. I am beyond excited for my upcoming semester in Sevilla. I love capturing all of life’s moments through writing and photography. Through this blog, I hope to share a unique perspective on my time abroad and evoke a desire in others to travel the world.

Some of my hobbies include going rock climbing, doing yoga, kayaking, hiking, hammocking, photography, cooking, reading, painting and drawing, writing poetry and many more things. I’m doing my best to be an advocate for the environment and trying to live as minimal waste as I can.

Nora Rodvik

Spanish Studies, Seville-Spain

Spring Semester (2020)

Zoe Fisk

I’m Zoey and I am studying in Seville, Spain for the Spring 2020 semester. I am a junior at
Mount Marty College in South Dakota, but I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I am a pre-law major
with minors in psychology and spanish. I play volleyball for my school and coach club locally. I
also volunteer at our humane society. More about me, I love reading, especially poetry, and
photography. I am so excited for this opportunity, it will be my second time in Europe and
second time in Spain. My goal is to become as fluent as possible in Spanish, and experience life
in a different way, to learn and grow as a person.

Some of my hobbies include going rock climbing, doing yoga, kayaking, hiking, hammocking, photography, cooking, reading, painting and drawing, writing poetry and many more things. I’m doing my best to be an advocate for the environment and trying to live as minimal waste as I can.

Zoey Fisk

Spanish Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona-Spain

Fall Semester (2019)

I am a student at Niagara University, but this semester I am going out of country to study abroad in Spain. The university I will be attending is Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I am a Communications and Spanish double major with a philosophy minor, my intended graduation year is 2021.

Some of my hobbies include going rock climbing, doing yoga, kayaking, hiking, hammocking, photography, cooking, reading, painting and drawing, writing poetry and many more things. I’m doing my best to be an advocate for the environment and trying to live as minimal waste as I can.

Isabella Susino

Spanish Studies, Seville-Spain

Fall 2019

My name is Gabriella Garcia. I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Biology and Spanish at SMC. I am 21 and will be starting my junior year in Seville, Spain. I live in Huntsville, Alabama right now. I just moved this summer. I used to live in Japan. I love to travel and explore other cultures. I am very excited about this coming semester. 

Gabriella Garcia

Spanish Studies, Alicante-Spain

Fall 2019

My name is Elliott Rysavy, and I am a junior studying at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  I am very excited for my upcoming semester in Alicante, Spain!  As a Spanish major, I cannot wait for this valuable experience, and through my time in Spain, I hope to become fluent in the language.

Elliott Rysavy

Spanish Studies, Seville-Spain

Fall 2019

Spanish Studies, Córdoba-Argentina

Fall 2019

Kayla Cooley is from Tillamook, Oregon in the United States. She currently attends Pacific University and will be attending La Universidad Nacional de Cordoba in the Fall of 2019. She enjoys reading, writing, playing music, singing, dancing, hiking, rock climbing, and meeting new people. Kayla is in her school’s jazz band, dance ensemble, cheer team, and part of various clubs. She loves to help others and hopes to become an Elementary teacher. She aspires to be fluent in Spanish so she can have a bilingual classroom. 

Kayla Cooley

Summer, Alicante-Spain

Summer Terms I & II, 2019

My name is Gwyneth Schloer, and I am currently a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, economics, and spanish (yes, three majors) at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my four absolutely perfect little siblings. However, at school I find myself participating in science research clubs and going to the gym frequently. Last winter break I studied abroad in Costa Rica, which inspired me to study abroad again this summer. I’ve never been to Spain, but I’m excited to see what new adventures await me in the next eight weeks!

Gwyneth Schloer

Summer, Seville-Spain

Summer Term I, 2019

My name is Julia Huebner. I’m a senior at Hillsdale College where I’m majoring in Economics major and minoring in Spanish.  My hometown is Naperville, Illinois (a Southwest Chicago suburb) and I am a die-hard Cubs fan.  If I’m not watching a game, I’m spending time with family, friends, or my dog, Holly!  I’m so excited to travel to Seville this summer to not only improve my Spanish, but to truly experience the culture of Spain.  I love to take pictures wherever I go, so I’m especially looking forward  to capturing my experiences with photography while I’m abroad. While I’m nervous to be so far from home, those nerves are accompanied by even stronger feelings of excitement, and I can’t wait to board the plane and embark on this new adventure!

Julia Huebner

Summer, Seville-Spain

Summer 2019

I am a rising senior at Mercer University in Macon, GA studying Early Childhood Education & Spanish. I love traveling, teaching, and learning new languages. During my sophomore year at Mercer, I studied abroad in Chichester, England, where I studied education from an international context and traveled around the country and Europe. I absolutely fell in love with European culture and met so many amazing people who I fortunately now call some of my closest friends. Immediately afterwards, I visited South Africa and completed a Mercer on Mission trip supporting small businesses in the township, Khayelitsha. This summer, I am so excited to return to Europe to study in Sevilla, Spain, and then complete an education internship.

Jessica Lewis

Summer Term I, Seville-Spain

Summer 2019

Hi, my name is Carley Patterson and I am very excited about studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain this summer! I am going to be a senior at Lewis University, where I’m earning my undergrad in Marketing and Spanish. I’m a sucker for a good laugh and cup of coffee, or better yet, a good laugh with a cup of coffee. So please, check out my blog to hear about my coffee shop stops and all the other adventures I take on!

 

Carly Patterson

Integrated Studies, Alicante-Spain

Spring Semester, 2019

My name is Katelynn Fleming. I’m a sophomore/junior at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. I’m double majoring in physics and Spanish, with a minor in math. My free time is stuffed full of writing, reading, dancing, music, painting, exploring the outdoors… actually you could list the things I don’t enjoy more easily. I’ll be studying in Spain for a semester in Spring 2019, which was one of my college bucket list items. I plan to be a physicist, but where exactly that will lead me I couldn’t tell you. I’ll see where the wind blows me.

 

Katelynn Fleming

International Studies at University of Seville, Seville-Spain

Spring 2019

My name is Grace Farmer and I am a third-year student at the University of Virginia. I am double majoring in English and Media Studies. I am from Richmond, Virginia, which is not far from my school. When not in class or studying, my favorite thing to do is spend time with my friends. I also love to write and enjoy writing for my school newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. One of the best parts of Charlottesville is also the sweet family that I nanny. I also love to travel — I spent last summer interning for a non-profit in Uganda and it was the best thing I have ever done. I am beyond excited for my upcoming semester in Sevilla and am looking forward to what this adventure will bring. 

Grace Farmer

Integrated Studies, Seville-Spain

Spring Semester 2019

My name is Susi and I am a sophomore at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. I am a Sociology and Spanish double major, and hope to one day become a lawyer. This spring I will be studying abroad in Sevilla, España and learning more about its culture and history. I was born and raised in Colombia, South America but now live in Florida. Spanish is my first language, so as a kid I read my first books in Spanish, and those books were what started my love for literature. Now, as a Spanish major I have been exposed to different writers and styles which have inspired me to learn more and more about the incredible writers the Spanish world has to offer- that is why I’ll be in Sevilla. I cannot wait to learn about different cultures, incredible writers and places I saw in my Spanish and History textbooks.

Susana Guerrero

Business and Spanish Studies, Seville-Spain

Spring Semester 2019

I am a double major in Spanish and Business at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. I am spending my spring semester in Sevilla, Spain where I will be staying with a host family and taking 17 credit hours where all my classes will be in Spanish. I am looking forward to experiencing new cultures while getting closer to reaching my goal of becoming fluent in Spanish.

Claire Kavanaugh

Business and Spanish Studies, Seville-Spain

Spring Semester, 2019

¡Hola! My name is Andrea Leo, and I’m from Albany, NY. I attend Siena College where I study Marketing and Spanish. I’m an adventurous person and I love trying new things. A few hobbies of mine include dancing, hiking, and rock climbing. Check out my blog posts for a glimpse into my experience living and learning in Sevilla, España.

Andrea Leo

Spanish Studies, Córdoba-Argentina

Spring Semester, 2019

Hi! I’m Sydney Jameson, I’m from upstate New York, and I’m 21 years old. I’m currently a junior at Houghton College and I’m double majoring in Spanish and Intercultural Studies with a concentration in Linguistics. I love everything outdoorsy, from hiking and camping to birdwatching and even rock climbing. I love to read and I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, but I also love mystery novels, especially Agatha Christie. I have a huge passion for languages, and I’ve studied four including Spanish and Latin. I hope to go to grad school when I graduate and earn a MS in Linguistics with aim to work in language research, speech therapy, or to teach at the college level. I’m one of the captains of my schools Division III field hockey team, and I love to learn about and experience different cultures. I’ve always loved traveling, and I’ve been to nine countries including Italy, Switzerland, and Australia.

Sydney Jameson