“Learning a foreign language not only reveals how other societies think and feel, what they have experienced and value, and how they express themselves, it also provides a cultural mirror in which we can more clearly see our own society.” • Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch
Whether I am walking to school or taking the bus to IES Abroad I am constantly reading everything around me– signs, advertisements, store names and graffiti. It not only helps with my Spanish, but also allows me to have a better idea of the area that I am traveling through in that moment. From direct political thoughts to expressive poetic words spray painted across various walls and buildings, I find it all interesting and telling.
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<div><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Alexandra Kohn and I am a junior at Bryn Mawr College. I am a psychology major with minors in child and family studies and Spanish. Outside of academics, I enjoy making art and spending time outside. I am particularly passionate about traveling and I am very excited to spend this semester in Ecuador!</span></div>