"The four months I studied abroad in Spain helped me gain a well-rounded education, changed my career path, and helped create solid life goals. Over the course of the semester I learned a set of skills that my parents or teachers could never give me. Traveling and meeting people from all parts of the world helped me gain a new perspective on American culture as well as a sensitivity and adaptability to other cultures. I found myself in new places, meeting new people, and experiencing life like I never thought I could. The knowledge that I gained during this seemingly short period of time in my college career truly changed me as a person forever. I will always remember that semester in Spain as a definitive moment in my life and my career at SIUE."
- Megan Pitcher