Allie Diehl (Spain): After being in Spain for about a week, I realized that I had yet to try any authentic Spanish dishes. That night, my friends and I went out for tapas, which is just what Spainards call small shareable dishes.
The DA Abroad
Francesca Basil, Australia: Melbourne has a really efficient public transport system throughout the city. There are the public trams that run on the streets and pick up passengers at various locations, and buses are always available every couple of minutes. There are even high-speed trains t…
My name is Francesca Basil and I ‘m participating in WVU’s study abroad exchange program throughout the spring 2017 semester. I am 21 years old from Weirton, WV and currently in my third year of university.
I study Environmental Geoscience through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. My destination for the semester is Melbourne, Australia, and I am spending five months in the land down under. In Australia, I will be taking classes at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the heart of the city.
My name is Natalie Reinford and I am a 22-year-old senior at WVU. I was born outside of Pittsburgh, but I have lived in West Virginia for about 8 years. I am currently studying abroad at Pompeu Fabra, which is located in Barcelona, Spain.
I will be here for just barely over 6 months, which is two trimesters in the European system. While here, I am studying the Spanish language, so all of my classes are based around translation and linguistics (although I have some about culture and history as well).
My name is Maria Lorditch. I have lived in Bowie, Maryland, all my life, which is a suburb of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. I am used to chaos because I am one of seven kids. We are die-hard Steelers fans, Italian loud-mouths, devout Catholics, Conservative Republicans and closer than any family you can imagine.
My name is Kristen Hinderliter and I’m a 21-year-old junior strategic communications major with an emphasis in advertising and a minor in business. I’m from Morgantown, and I’ve been in Barcelona since New Year’s Eve and will be here until mid-May 2017. I am here to attend class at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, but my teachers tell me that as an Erasmas student, I am here more for the experience than the education.
My name is Hannah Patterson and I am a 23-year-old super senior at West Virginia University. I am a multidisciplinary studies major, which means I have 4 minors: business administration, communication studies, public relations, and Spanish.
Though I am originally from Columbus, Ohio, I will be spending this spring semester in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Here in Cochabamba, I will be taking a Spanish class and a history class. I will also have to choose a service-learning project to assist the community, which will probably involve teaching.