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Virginia Wesleyon University
Rhian Tramontana, Alumni Ambassador
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
My summer class was an intensive Spanish language course for students with Spanish as a second language. It was fascinating to see how others interpret words and phrases commonly used in Spanish or English. In addition, I had a lot of time to interact with classmates and learn about their experiences while using Spanish. I've never learned so much in one month than when I studied abroad in Alicante. Plus, our teacher was fabulous and always gave us recommendations of things to do and places to go!
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
My favorite way to engage with the local community was to talk about food. Any time I went to a restaurant, I asked about recommendations, or I'd try new coffees that staff loved. Even in class, I always asked about cultural favorites and unique dishes so that I had a topic to discuss and ask questions about when going out to eat.