Hispanic studies has helped me to enhance my language capabilities, familiarize myself with incredible Spanish and Latin American literature and learn about social and political issues faced by Latinos both within and outside U.S. borders. Furthermore, the program has opened an array of opportunities to me. I had the chance to study abroad for a year through the program in Seville, Spain and work for the Embassy of Spain throughout the proceeding summer.
My international experiences and love for cultural studies, combined with my interest in politics, led me to pursue the study of international relations at a higher graduate level. Next year I will be studying international development and diplomacy in Georgetown University’s Government Department. I hope to one day live and work abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for either an NGO or the Department of State.