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Earning College Credits With A Spanish Accent

November 10, 2010 by Eaglecorps911

The author standing in front of a scenic spot in Barcelona

By Laura Valencia
If you ask anyone what they want to do before they die, most of them will say travel. See the world.
Who doesn’t want to get away from reality for a while? If you are young and have the grades, I highly recommend that you look into studying abroad. It truly is an indescribable experience. I saw some of the most beautiful places and met some unforgettable people.
Friends come and go but friends that you make overseas are your friends for life.
Studying in Seville, Spain was the best decision I ever made. I do not regret one minute of my time overseas. Just like any student going to a new school and place I was very nervous. I had no idea what to expect.
The night before my flight, I used a facial mask ,and to my surprise, my face was as red as a tomato the next morning. I thought to myself, this is going to be a long, horrible five months.
When I finally arrived in Seville, I jumped into a taxi and I was off to my new home. I was baffled by what I was seeing. The city was so beautiful; I could not believe that the things I was looking at would be my new home for the next five months.
Meeting my roommate was the most nerve-wracking part. I am an only child and have never had to share a room with another person.
Surprisingly, my roommate was another student just like me.
My school was a five minute walk from my house. The professors were so enthusiastic about teaching us their culture and of course their language.
Studying abroad is filled with more than just studying, you also learn a lot about yourself.
Since you are already overseas, flights and train rides to even more beautiful places are right at the tip of your fingers!
I was lucky enough to visit about seven other cities in Spain as well as Portugal and Morocco. I even got to see where John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married!
I was home in Seville for about four weekends in my five months. I spent almost all of my weekends traveling.
One thing about traveling is that you might hate your life at home, but when you see the conditions some people live in, in other countries, we should all be grateful for what we have.
I can write pages and pages about every detail of what I saw and how it made me feel or the people I met but all I can say is experience it for yourself, you’ll not regret it one bit.

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