Jessica Ramirez

<p>I am a young Latina student who is passionate about travel, community empowerment, and celebration of diversity. I am the only daughter of Mexican immigrants and my life has been a colorful blending of Mexican and American cultures that has created a passion for the exploration of diverse cultures through travel. In all that I do, I try to learn about and immerse myself in worlds and communities unlike my own, because with each experience I grow as a conscious global citizen and will be able create bridges that can bring about positive social change in communities throughout the world.</p>

2017 Fall
Home University:
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Blogs by Jessica Ramirez

Jessica Ramirez,

A Farewell to Barcelona

This is it. My final blog post about my experience in Barcelona. It’s the final chapter in a book I have yet to fully comprehend. It’s my goodbye to the city I...

Jessica Ramirez,

The Last Day Abroad

Today was my last day in Barcelona. That sad reality has brought with it a whirlwind of nostalgia, sadness, and excitement that usually comes with any big life...

Jessica Ramirez,

Holidays Abroad

Although the general idea and spirit of Christmas translate across all borders, the traditions and cultural customs of different regions create an incredibly...

Jessica Ramirez,

A Sunday in Barcelona

This past Sunday, I spent the entire day roaming the streets of Barcelona alone, exploring what has become one of my favorite places in the world. Maybe it was...

La Merce projected over building
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My Adopted Catalan Family

I would like to take a moment to appreciate one of the most often overlooked adventures of the study abroad experience: the homestay.

Jessica Ramirez,

La Merienda

I have begun to take part in what I like to think of as a mental merienda. Around the time when my spirits begin to falter, I partake in a moment of emotional...