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Studying Abroad in Spain & Costa Rica

My experience studying abroad began my sophomore year at UNI when I decided to study in Oviedo, Spain for a semester. I am a Spanish-teaching major, so this program was a perfect fit. My language skills advanced tremendously and I loved having the opportunity to live with a Spanish host family and getting to know Spanish culture. Some of my favorite things to do while there were either shopping or seeing all the beautiful, historic sites across the country! The following year I had the opportunity to study a semester in Costa Rica and loved that experience as much as my first in Spain. I immediately fell in love with the tropical environment and was excited to immerse myself in Latin American culture. I met several Costa Rican friends and felt Costa Rican myself by the end of the program. I now feel like I am able to be a competent Spanish teacher and look forward to sharing both my amazing experiences with my students in my future Spanish classes. 

Erica Rutz
Spain '11 & Costa Rica '12

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