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Understanding Cultural Differences

Learning Abroad Enriches Student Experiences
September 9, 2019

Traveling internationally to study another language comes with challenges of unfamiliar dialect, culture, and independence, but students who have taken the leap insist that others should do the same.

In this question-and-answer series, seven students and alumni of the Spanish and Portuguese studies department share how their learning abroad experiences enriched their lives both academically and personally. For some of them, scholarships made the opportunity possible.

These students reflect on their time abroad and describe how they see the experience impacting their futures. Whether it was visiting a palace in Granada or late-night conversations with host parents, these experiences helped produce globally-minded citizens with the tenacity to immerse themselves in another language and culture.

This story was written by an undergraduate student in CLAgency. Meet the team.