- Posted March 12, 2014 by
Poughkeepsie, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama
A Year in Madrid, a Lifetime of Wanderlust
Why cram all of these activities into my senior year? Because it is what I am passionate about; and I learned that during my time in Europe. I learned how precious my time is, and how important it is to use it to apply my skills to what I am most passionate about: International exchange.
There is something so powerful that comes from putting yourself in a new place, challenging your comfort zone and taking advantage of opportunity. Because of Spain, I now view the world as mine, and I believe that my eyes have been opened to curiosity, to newness and to travel.