Huntsman '22 Yina Anyachebelu

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SA: CASA Seville
GRIP: Intern in Colombia

Programs Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): CASA Seville: University of Seville, Spain

  • Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP): Suyo Intern in Medellin, Colombia

Ask me about...

  • Taking classes in a foreign language abroad, as all the classes I took were in Spanish

  • Being a minority in your country of study with less diversity than you are used to

  • Self-sourced opportunities abroad, as I found my GRIP internship in Colombia myself

My Experience Abroad:

As a Spanish target in the Huntsman program, I have to take area studies classes focused on Spanish-speaking countries. While in Seville, I was able to take several in-depth area studies courses. I took a class called The History of Current Spain which introduced me to politics and social issues in Spain and its connection to the nation's history. I enjoyed a class on philosophy and religion where I learned about Spanish philosohers and Spanish Catholicism. In my Latin American art class, I studied how Latin American art developed from the 1800s to today. It was my first art history class! I also enjoyed my tourism and development in Andalusia class which introduced me to the effects of tourism on the region in which I was studying. Finally, I loved the "Beyond the Stereotypes" course required by the CASA Seville program in which I wrote a fulfilling essay about language, accents and stigma within Spain. 

Other Highlights:

  • I really enjoyed my semester abroad in Sevilla! One of my highlights was becoming friends with several students from all over the world also studying at my university. In fact, we still have calls with each other regularly. 

  • I had the opportunity to travel to Morocco and Portugal as well as carnivals in other cities in Spain.

  • I also loved living with a host family. I grew close to my host mother and spoke to her for hours to understand life in Spain for my research papers.

  • In general, I greatly enjoyed exploring Sevilla. It is such a safe and beautiful city that I never felt uncomfortable checking out new parts of the city.

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