Communication Failures

Vanessa Chiodo Major: Spanish Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 The first time I had a communication failure was the first day in Spain. I knew it was bound to happen, but it really made me anxious for the rest of my program. I went to Madrid first before traveling to Santander. We had…

Finding The Right Host Family

Courtney Bergstrom Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 When I first got to Spain, I didn’t have to worry about exchanging my money at the airport because I had come with euros. Before I left for Spain, I exchanged money at my bank at home, I thought it would be…

New Beginnings in Spain

Courtney Bergstrom Majors: Speech Pathology and Audiology Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 I will be completing my study abroad program in Santander, Spain! I choose this destination because it was the perfect time for me to go on my abroad adventure. I love the beach and summer, so what better way to spend my…

Why I Need To Do This

Vanessa Chiodo Major: Spanish Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, Summer II, 2017 As I write this, I sit next to my suitcase and it’s completely empty. I leave tomorrow and I have thought about packing, but actually doing it is a whole other deal. I sit and wonder what possessed me to do this. I am…

Don’t be afraid to try new things!

Maheen Gill Undergraduate graduate summer 2016- Organizational Communication Summer 2016- July through August La Universidad de Cantabria- Santander, Spain Spanish conversation, Spanish grammar, Spanish history and culture When the thought of studying abroad ever came to my mind, I just thought that it wasn’t “for me”.  I didn’t think that I was qualified, experienced, brave…