Jenny Monge
Political Science, Spanish
Class of 2013
Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Cholula, Mexico

How did you select your Study/Intern Abroad location?

I heard about the university when I went on vacation to visit family in Mexico, one summer. So I decided to look into it, and I loved it.

Why did you want to study or intern abroad?

I wanted to have the experience of meeting new people and living in a new environment. I also wanted to challenge myself, so I decided to do it in Spanish.

What were the highlights of this experience?

I loved the campus, the people, and especially the traveling.

What surprised you the most?

I was surprised at the  number of people who know English plus another language. I noticed how many of us take for granted the English language.

How has (or how might) this experience affect your major and future career?

Now I know I would like a job that includes some traveling. Therefore, I would like to learn another language besides English and Spanish.

What would you tell students considering studying or interning abroad?

I would tell students to go for it because those are moments you will never get back.  You learn to appreciate many things and to be much more open-minded. It’s a great learning experience since your living it “live”, rather than through a textbook.

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