Through her IES Abroad Blog, Correspondent, Emily Churchill (IES Abroad Granada, Academic Year 2017-18) took us along on her study abroad journey, and we enjoyed every word – all 11,000 of them!
Emily had us laughing with “A Day in My Life in Granada (As Told by Michael Scott),” she offered great insider advice from her nine months in Granada in posts like “A Guide to Looking and Acting Spanish,” and she shared personal stories including posts about dating relationships and family hardships.
In all 13 of her blog posts, Emily’s authentic voice shined, which made her the obvious choice for 2017-18 Correspondent of the Year. And we weren’t the only ones who enjoyed her writing – visitors on our website have read Emily’s blog posts more than 2500 times!
As an International Studies and Spanish major at the University of Richmond, Emily began the fall semester of her junior year studying abroad in Granada, Spain. After only a few weeks, she knew she needed to stay for the rest of the year. Throughout the spring semester, Emily shared her study abroad experience as an IES Abroad Correspondent, including the following reflection from her post "Becoming Granaína...But Not Too Much."