Jamie was selected as an SAI scholarship recipient and blogger for the Fall 2015 term. She is a current student at University of Dayton studying at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona, Spain during the Fall 2015 term.
GET TO KNOW JAMIE
Tell us why you chose to study abroad.
I chose to study abroad because I had taken a high school soccer trip to Europe and could not wait to go back. I am also a Spanish minor so studying in a different country would be beneficial to learning a new language.
Tell us about your school, major, interests, clubs (you in a nutshell).
I will be a junior at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. I am majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Spanish. I’m a member of the sorority Pi Beta Phi.
What are you most excited about re. studying abroad?
I am most excited to travel around Europe with new friends.
What are you most nervous about re. studying abroad?
I am most nervous about adjusting to a new lifestyle- things like grocery shopping, transportation, and attending a new school.
What are three goals that you would like to achieve/accomplish while abroad?
Three goals I have for myself are to try all kinds of new food that I normally wouldn’t in America, be adventurous (never say ‘no’ to a new experience), and gain speaking and listening skills in Spanish.