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University of California-Berkeley
Amalia Nichols, Alumni Ambassador
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
I engaged with the local community through my internship abroad. I really got to know my coworkers and got to see Madrid through their eyes and experience. Additionally, I tried to engage with the people I encountered during my day-to-day. I'd try to make small-talk at shops, just to immerse myself in the community.
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
I loved Sports and Culture in Contemporary Spain. I've always loved soccer, and played it growing up, so it was interesting to see how sports, especially soccer for Spain, could shape politics and culture. The field trips to Civitas Metropolitano, Santiago Bernabeu, and Plaza del Toro were so cool, and I probably wouldn't experience them otherwise. I'd love to take it again now with how the Spanish women's team is doing in the World Cup.