I fell in love with travel after going on a mission trip to El Salvador during my freshman year in high school, and I knew I wanted to go abroad again the next year. Luckily, during my sophomore year, there was an opportunity to travel to Spain with my Mandarin Chinese teacher, Mr. Peter McGovern. I just knew I had to go.
I chose this program because I had a hunger to see more of the world. I also chose to go to Spain specifically as I studied eleven years of Spanish, and something about it just wasn't clicking yet. Peter convinced me that the power of immersion would have tangible effects towards my language acquisition in Spanish, so I went for it! Had I not, I would not be where I am academically today, nor would my Spanish be as proficient as it is. I swear by it!