Lindsay Kearns is a junior studying Spanish with a business minor. She is also planning on receiving her Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate before graduating next Spring. During Winter Quarter, she is studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.
Toledo is located in central Spain. Being a foreign language major, I am required to study abroad. I chose Spain so that I can have the opportunity to visit other countries (and continents) during my stay. I am most excited to be a part of a foreign culture. I expect to experience difficulties with the language barrier, as well as trouble adjusting to the Spanish culture. I am most excited to be able to travel to many new cities and improve my Spanish skills. I am probably the most nervous about living with my host family because I do not want to offend them or give them a bad impression of myself (and Americans in general). Hopefully I can quickly adapt to their customs and roles. I have never studied abroad before, but I have visited Costa Rica, Canada, Spain, Italy, Andorra and San Marino is the past.