My name is Jen and I am a twenty-year-old college student who is finally embarking on one of her biggest dreams- studying abroad. I’m adventurous, organized, determined, and very focused. I study foreign language and education at my university and know that living in another country for four months will definitely help me to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the culture and language. I aim to be a more global citizen so that I can better contribute to my home nation, the United States of America.
I wouldn’t be anywhere near accomplishing my dream if it weren’t for my university and all of the people I have met there. I know so many members of the faculty who have believed in me, given me leadership skills, given me courage, given me advice. I know students who push me academically, socially, physically, emotionally every single day. I know staff members who encourage me with just a simple smile. If it weren’t for my university, I don’t think that I would be half as prepared to just pack up and leave the USA as I am in reality.
This blog details my semester in Granada, Spain and all the other places I visit while studying in Europe. Please feel free to comment on any of my posts or ask questions about my experiences. I am so excited to share my journey with you.