Why did you choose this particular location to study abroad?
I chose Alicante as my study abroad location because it’s a small beach town. I’ve always lived in a city so I wanted to try something different. I also didn’t want to be in the typical locations like Barcelona or Seville.
What do you miss most about Susquehanna while you are away?
I definitely miss the clubs I’m part of. I miss being able to meet up with friends that share the same passions and activities as I do every week. Here, at the University of Alicante there isn’t a wide of range of extracurricular activities to choose from, which could’ve been a great opportunity to meet new people on my own.
What do you anticipate missing most about your study away location?
My host family! They are just so loving and truly awesome people, they honestly do their best to make me feel comfortable. I’ve learned so much about the Spanish culture through their own experiences and food.
How have you connected with your Hispanic/Latino culture while abroad? Has the experience of other cultures impacted this?
I’ve connected with my Latino culture by appreciating it even more thorough its music and art. Before coming, I wasn’t aware of a lot of the differences I did come across between Spain and the Dominican Republic. It was even more shocking to find out that many Spanish college students didn’t know much about DR and its connection to Spain.
If you could describe your experience in one word, what would it be?