CAS '19

Andres Fernandez

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SA: CASA Barcelona
PGS: Multiple
GRIP: Intern in Portugal

Programs Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Penn Semester in Barcelona: Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), Spain

  • Penn Global Seminars (PGS): Globalization and Corruption, Travel to China

  • Penn Global Seminars (PGS): The Middle East in Conflict, Travel to Israel and Jordan

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP): Legal Research in Braga Intern in Portugal

Ask me about...

  • Meeting local students

  • Really exploring your host city

  • Learning cuisines

  • Experience in several Penn Abroad programs

My Experience Abroad:

I have sought to experience different realities, cultures, languages, and political events in a way that is interesting to me but also helps me be a better student of International Relations. Through several Penn Abroad programs, I have managed to explore places and meet people that have taught me a lot of new information and ways of seeing the world.

Other Highlights:

  • Finding and settling in a brand new country for an internship in Portugal, having to vastly improve in my language abilities

  • Being in Barcelona during the heat of the independence movement

  • Taking the Trans-Siberian railroad from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar 

  • Taking classes in public universities in Barcelona

  • Learning about different cuisines

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