Majoring in Spanish at Austin College was one of the foundational building bricks of my life. I always knew I wanted to study Spanish, but AC made that goal life-changing. AC opened the doors to amazing unique opportunities like living in the Spanish wing of the language house, and designing my own year abroad in Chile, even when it didn’t fit into the AC academic year. Opportunities like participating in Los Amigos, the Latin American interest club (and being club president!) as well as pursuing an honors thesis (80 paginas en espanol!) with the help of amazing professors like Patrick Duffey and Lourdes Bueno. These incredible opportunities, which AC allows you to customize and specialize for your own goals made all the difference in my personal and professional development. My study abroad experience was so life changing that I was inspired to pursue a Masters in Intercultural Relations and devote my career to international education helping others achieve their own international life changing experiences. I am now Director of Global Initiatives for the College of Business at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
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