I studied abroad in Puebla Mexico on the LASP program. This experience was not only essential to my long term growth as a person, but also a really formative time in my growth with the Spanish language. Before going abroad I was not able to hold more than basic conversation, but by the end of the six months I was doing research and conducting interviews in Spanish.
International Studies gave me the opportunity to study abroad multiple times. While studying in Costa Rica and Spain I was able to build my Spanish skills and learn about the histories and cultures of those counties. I grew more comfortable in my ability to navigate unknown situations with confidence.