University of South Carolina Columbia
Caroline Skinner, CEA MOJO Blogger
Why did you choose to study/intern abroad?
I've known I wanted to study abroad since the first time I visited Europe when I was 15. Each of my older brothers spent a summer in college traveling Europe, and had nothing but great things to say. The only regret they expressed was not committing to a full semester. I also really want to become fluent in Spanish.
Why did you choose your study/intern city?
I chose Spain because of my Spanish minor. I then narrowed my choices to Alicante after deciding I wanted a smaller, costal city that speaks little English. I live on the coast of Florida and I felt the beach would help me feel less homesick.
What are you most looking forward to during your abroad experience?
I am looking forward to everything about the spring semester, but especially getting out of my bubble and experiencing new cultures. I have yet to experience anything more exciting than visiting a new country for the first time.
Fun Fact (hobbies, interests, accomplishment, etc.)?
My major is Retailing, in hopes of being a buyer in the future, but after finishing my career in fashion I hope to teach English as a Second Language to spanish-speaking children! Also, I'm writing this in the airport on the way to San Diego!! #travels
- 4 Favorite Places in Alicante, Spain
- Looking Back on a Semester in Spain
- Cultural Differences Between Spain & America
- Tackling International Travel Alone
- Learning the Local Language in Alicante
- VIDEO: A Day in Alicante, Spain
- Weekend Trips: Amsterdam
- Sightseeing & Dining in Budapest
- Granada, Spain Excursion with CEA Alicante