Hello! I’m Nhi, and I’m a fourth year studying Economics and Spanish. Last fall, I was in Valencia, Spain. Having only taken Spanish up to the 2020 level, I went home being able to hold a conversation with my long-term boyfriend’s family. I embraced every challenge from getting lost on the bus more times than I’d like to admit to waiting in the freezing cold to get tickets to the Alhambra at 5am (which I wasn’t able to get in the end). I traveled as much as I could, gossiped with my host mom, and ate a satisfying amount of pastries. This past summer, I went abroad again in Cape Town, South Africa with iXperience, where I learned about South Africa and Cape Town in four sectors: art, conservation, history, and archaeology. Afterwards, I participated in a 2-week program, learning what management consulting is and how to be a consultant, which I then applied towards an internship for the rest of the summer all while taking in the sunset views, hiking one of the world’s seven natural wonders, and hugging some elephants on the side. Being abroad has taught me to be okay with the unfamiliar. By placing myself in situations outside my comfort zone, I’ve learned that there’s a lot that I’m capable of that I didn’t realize before. Now that I’m back for my last year, I strive to continue to push myself outside of my comfort zone.