CEA CAPA Directory
Samuel Marcus, Alumni Ambassador
how did you engage with the local community while abroad?
One of my favorite experiences of studying abroad was volunteering, where I held weekly English conversations with native Spanish/Catalan speakers to help them improve their conversational literacy. Outside of this, I tried to fully immerse myself in the community as best I could, checking out non-touristy areas of town and trying my best to communicate in the local language.
what was your favorite class while abroad, and why?
Spanish Cultural History was a fantastic class because it discussed Spain, from the Civil War to Globalism in the 2000s, through the lens of Spanish art and entertainment. My professor was incredible and I learned so much about Spanish history after 1939, which is what I am now going to write my senior project about while at my home university.