Ronda: Spanish Culture and Language
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Jordan Yerger

Liberal Arts Major: Psychology
Other Major: Biobehavioral Health
Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Douglassville, Pennsylvania 
Experience Time: Summer 2022

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

I traveled abroad to the small, welcoming town of Ronda, Spain for 6 weeks. My education abroad experience involved living with a host family, taking 3 courses on Spanish history, culture, and conversation, and practicing my Spanish speaking skills as much as possible.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience greatly helped improve not only my Spanish, but also my confidence in practicing it with others. I also had the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Spain, along with witnessing and experiencing some of the topics of our classes in real life.

"The ability to communicate in another language broadens the amount of people with whom I can interact in whichever profession I choose."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

The ability to communicate in another language broadens the amount of people with whom I can interact in whichever profession I choose. Studying abroad has also increased my cultural awareness, which helped to expand my perspectives and prepares me to make more informed decisions and educate myself on global issues.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The enrichment funds provided by the College of Liberal Arts helped in making my experience financially possible. I am very grateful for the generosity of the benefactors and for receiving these funds.

For more information on study abroad experiences for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.

 

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