CEA CAPA Directory
University of Oklahoma
Taylor Niehoff, Alumni Ambassador
What's one story or important aspect you always tell people about your time abroad?
Connecting with the people on your program will make a huge difference in your experience abroad! I met so many amazing people during my study abroad program, all with different lives and backgrounds and it was such an incredible way to open my mind to others in this world. I know that I'll have the friends I made on my program for the rest of my life!
Why was your cea capa program the right fit for you?
I knew Alicante was the perfect fit for me because it gave me the amenities of a big, familiar city but the authentic immersion experience of a small town. Since my goal was to gain proficiency in Spanish, I wanted to be in a smaller community that would force me to solely rely on Spanish. Alicante gave me that, as well as, having the familiar restaurants and stores of a larger city, to provide me comfort on days that I was homesick. Alicante also provided the ideal lifestyle that I looked for, lots of outside time! I spent most of my days hiking, going to the beach, and doing homework at outdoor cafés, when I wasn't in class.