Emily Churchill

IES Abroad Alumna
University of Richmond

Emily is a senior at the University of Richmond with majors in Spanish and International Studies. Her passion for education and travel have led her to China, Spain, Morocco, and Ecuador. At Richmond, she is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and a Writing Center Consultant. During her year with IES Abroad Granada, she was one of the program's bloggers and was named, Correspondent of the Year. She spent this past summer in Cuenca, Ecuador, working for the Education USA initiative which helps connect international students to scholarships for study in the U.S. She is honored to attend this conference as a student award winner!

Read below to find out a bit more about Emily:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

Seville, Spain (two summers)
Granada, Spain (1 year)
Morocco (5 weeks)
Ecuador (2 months)

What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?

My first trip to Granada was especially magical because I had never been to a city that spoke to my soul in such a profound way.

What is the one item you can't travel without?

My headphones - I love listening to music when I do solo travel to get me in a particular mood.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Write! Whenever I am at my most relaxed, you can find me in a park or cafe, scribbling away in a journal.

Best piece of advice you've ever received?

Feel your feelings!

Tell us one thing people probably don't know about you.

I am training for my first marathon, which means I eat a lot of carbs and never wear open-toed shoes!

Just hanging over Cuenca, Ecuador