In Hispanic Studies, I’ve improved my Spanish skills and my ability to think critically. Some of the most meaningful experiences of my college career have been because of Hispanic Studies–studying abroad with the W&M program in La Plata where I got to learn about Human Rights and travel through South America, and a trip to Guatemala to learn about memory studies. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to travel to these countries and to be able to communicate with Spanish speakers abroad. Next year, I will be an Americorps member with City Year in Philadelphia. I am looking forward to continuing to speak Spanish (I hope!).