CEA CAPA Directory
Lily Gould, Content Creator - Blogger
What is one new experience you're hoping to have while abroad?
While living in Spain's capital city of Madrid and attending a local university, I hope to make connections with other international students who can enlighten me about interesting cultural differences and provide me with unique perspectives. I've never had a close relationship with someone originating from outside of the U.S., a fact I hope to change while studying abroad. This new experience would be quite exciting!
Why did you choose to study or intern abroad? and why did you choose your destination?
I couldn't stay away from Spain's relaxed attitude, beautiful winding streets, and mouth-watering tapas. As a second-timer with CEA CAPA, having previously studied in Sevilla for a semester, I'm looking to gain professional experience in the metropolis Madrid. I also chose to return to Spain to seal the deal on my Spanish fluency, as I've studied the language for years but still lack complete conversational confidence!
What is something you're passionate and excited about? (hobbies, interests, causes, etc.)
I love to bake. In fact, this passion influenced my choice of pursuing a business major, in hopes that one day I can combine professional knowledge with my cake-making skills in the opening of a bakery. While I won't be spending much time in the kitchen while abroad, I'm certainly excited to try the local desserts, peruse windows of the pastelerías, and gain a deeper understanding of the culture's cuisine.
what class are you most looking forward to taking while studying abroad?
Art can teach us so much about the history, people, and perspectives of a city. Due to these endless insights, I'm looking forward to a course titled "The Art of the Prado," which focuses on a few prominent Spanish artists whose works are featured at the well-known Prado Museum. I'm sure to gain impactful knowledge about the artists and their city while broadening my Spanish language abilities through in-class communications.