Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Hi, I’m Harris and this past summer I spent one month in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain. This experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I wouldn’t give it up for anything. I went on a summer program to study at the University of Seville. When I first arrived in Spain, it was exciting but confusing. I didn’t know anybody else from my group and on top of that, it was very hard to communicate, given my limited Spanish vocabulary and the culture seemed so unbelievably different from our own. By exploring the city and befriending the locals, I learned to adapt to and enjoy the culture. I realized many of life’s lessons were taught to me by taking a risk, putting my self out there, and trying new things. I made 100 new friends and I think that this type of an opportunity should be given to everyone. Once I overcame all of the hindrances that were set before me and became accustomed to the food, culture, and people, I was able to enjoy the best thing that could ever happened to me. I became pretty much fluent in a second language and wouldn’t give it up for anything.