1. If you learned another language while you were abroad, what tips and tricks can you offer future study abroad students?
I surrounded myself with Spanish as much as I could before the trip, practicing with the people who knew Spanish and changing the language of my phone to Spanish! The key for me was being comfortable to make mistakes. Once I was immersed into the language in Spain, I used the vocabulary I knew to convey my message as fluidly as possible. I also made sure to pay close attention to the Sevillanos speaking around me and picked up on the way of the culture.
2. What were your favorite spots in the city?
Sevilla, Spain has a lot to offer whether you are interested in trying new foods, visiting museums and parks or modern monuments. I would highly recommend meeting a local and asking questions about the history of Spain, because it helps you understand the life of a Sevillano, and it connects you with something much bigger than yourself. The history not only presents itself in museums or monuments but also as something as subtle as the name of the streets. I would also recommend eating out for tapas at night, when life is bustling and the air is cooler. Real Alcazar is a huge place you should not miss! Give yourself a couple of days to see the entire beauty.