Preparing for Seville, Spain

I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to study abroad in Seville, Spain for the upcoming semester. I would like to share a little bit more about why I chose to pursue this specific program in Seville.

I have applied for this study abroad program mainly because of its location and relevancy to my major. I have always wanted to travel to Spain for my semester abroad, mostly because of my previous travels throughout Europe and Spain. I am also very interested in the Spanish language and have just completed my minor in it. I have previously traveled to Puebla, Mexico with OU, so I am excited by the opportunity to travel to Spain as well. It will be interesting to compare the two cultures, although they are both Spanish-speaking. The CEA program which I have applied to will allow me to continue my business studies. This program will provide classes that will contribute to my major. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to study abroad while completing classes that will help me graduate on time. This is not an opportunity that is available to everyone.

This program will give me the opportunity to experience a new culture with professors and faculty who are experts on the location and protocols. This is unique to the University atmosphere, and accomplishes a part of a goal that I have been working towards (and will continue to work towards): to visit all seven continents. For my entire high school career, I have been dreaming about and attempting to accomplish this goal. I also love the fact that participants in the program get to travel to several places in the region. Spain is such a beautifully unique location, and I am hoping to be able to experience it first hand.

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