Education Abroad Ambassadors

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Tessa Perry

Class of 2021 | Major: International Studies, Spanish, & Latin American Studies | Hometown: Delaware, OH

I studied abroad during the summer of 2018 with the Miami-in-Spain program and the spring semester of 2019 through a transfer credit program in Cuenca, Ecuador. I chose to study abroad to fulfill major requirements and take advantage of the opportunity to solidify my knowledge of Spanish. Spain was the first time I had been outside of the country and it was completely life-changing; I became a more independent, self-possessed person, and the growth in my Spanish language abilities I experienced was incredible and left me wanting more. The following year I spent a semester in Ecuador through a non-Miami program, which was an even more enriching experience. I chose Ecuador to continue my Spanish studies, experience a new region of the world, and see the amazing natural beauty of South America. I got to swim with sea turtles in the Galápagos, climb Machu Picchu, trek through the Amazon jungle, and through it all I learned even more about myself and what I want to do with my life. Study abroad truly changed my life and made me the person I am today, and I 100% recommend it to every single student.