A huge congratulations goes out to our Abroad101 Student of the Week, Abby Palmer! Abby is currently a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma studying Spanish education and history with a minor in French. On campus, Abby is a resident advisor, teaching assistant, an OU ConnectU mentor, an OU scholar, is a member of OU Cousins and the Botany Club, and has received the Resident Advisor Scholarship. Aside from her academics, Abby loves to knit, drink coffee, and play with her cat. After she graduates, Abby plans to join the peace corps in Central or South America, where she will be able to practice her Spanish. Following the peace corps, Abby would like to take advantage for her passion for language and either move to Spain to teach English or stay in the states to teach Spanish or French.
This summer, Abby looks forward to studying abroad in Santander, Spain with the International Studies Abroad Santander Summer Program. During her time in Spain, Abby will be able to extend her education and knowledge of Spanish culture outside of the classroom, as she have never been outside of the US and plans to teach a foreign language in the future. Abby believes that living with a host family and being completely immersed in Spanish culture will give her a firsthand experience that will help her improve her teaching abilities for her future students. While she has already began to fundraise, Abby could use help covering some program fees. Abby promises to select and write a postcard to everyone who donates and will post on her page with trip updates. To check out Abby’s Mission and donate to her cause, click here!
The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.
Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!
The GoEnnounce Team
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