Hello Hello my loves! As my studying abroad experience has come to an end, I’ve had time to reflect on the past 4 weeks I’ve had here in Europe and I can easily say it was the best experience I’ve had in my short 19 years of life. Not only did I learn about a different culture but I also learned about myself and have grown so much in these short 4 weeks. I have defiantly stepped out of my comfort zone from eating pig heart to spontaneously traveling to a different country for the weekend.
Studying in a different culture and being surrounded by a different language (Spanish in my case) forces you to grow in a way you couldn’t if you stayed in your home country. Every single day in this country was a challenge for me. Weather it was trying to order food at a restaurant or communicating with my host family who couldn’t speak english. When I say they didn’t speak english, I mean they didn’t know a word so it was my job to recall every single thing I’ve learned in my past 4 years of studying the language to be able to understand and carry a conversation with them. In the short 4 weeks I can easily say that I have become almost fluent in Spanish and you can’t find that in an english speaking environment.
Surrounding yourself in a different culture you’re not used to gives you such a different appreciation for what you do have at home and I cannot thank my parents enough for giving me this opportunity and also taking care of my Luna for me for 6 weeks.
Now, I’m off to Morocco!! I’ll get to ride a camel in the Sahara desert, sleep in berber tents and play with monkeys in the Atlas mountains and I’ll be vlogging it all so keep your eyes out. Then I will be taking a Mediterranean cruise to France, Italy and some islands off the coast of Spain so keep your eyes out for that vlog as well!
P.s Now I want to travel to every other country there is. It’s addicting.