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My Recent Feelings Towards Going Abroad in the Spring

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Holy Cross chapter.

I will be studying abroad in Granada, Spain during the spring semester. I am going to be home in Illinois for about 2.5 weeks and then I am set to depart. As of recently, I find myself not thinking about it often because I get nervous. There is so much that I don’t know, who is my host family? Will I make friends? How will I adapt to fully Spanish courses? Will my friends forget about me? Being in a Long Distance Relationship? I will be away from campus for about 9 months and will return as a senior. A SENIOR! As a first-generation college student, I know that I have made the right decision. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After talking to many Holy Cross students, all I hear are their amazing stories from going abroad. But as a super planner, not knowing what my life will look like is definitely frightening. With that being said I am also very excited. Studying in Spain is such a great opportunity. I will get the opportunity to fully immerse myself in the language and culture. The countdown begins….. 


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Emily Arizmendi

Holy Cross '25

My name is Emily Arizmendi and I'm a junior at Holy Cross. I'm a Political Science and English Major from Zion, Illinois.