Studying abroad truly has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I cannot speak enough about how special my program is, between the staff, my peers, and the beautiful city of Granada. I have made some of my favorite memories here that I will carry with me forever- from the craziness that is landing in a new country and immediately having to change my brain to Spanish-mode, to orientation and meeting my host mom and roommate, to traveling with my friends and program to Dublin, Lisbon, Sevilla, and more, and of course, to our farewell cocktail, dancing in the rain with all my amazing friends and professors.
Being abroad has changed me in so many ways, some that I am even still discovering. I’ve grown so much in confidence and learned so much about myself and what I’m capable of. I am excited to return to Wofford in the fall and see how my perspective post being abroad influences my life there. I’ve learned social skills that I will carry with me long after graduation. I’ve learned about balancing a social life with school work. The biggest thing I’ve learned by far though is the importance of taking chances and making the most of every opportunity. I took a chance in coming here and met some of the most special people in my life. I took a chance and pushed myself outside of my comfort zone with each day I was here. And I can definitively say that I made the most of my time in Granada.