My decision to major in Hispanic was a bit accidental, but whole-hearted. I began solely as a Linguistics major when I went to Seville to study abroad my sophomore year, but I was enchanted by the people, the language and especially the accent. I returned to Seville for a second semester the next year and continued to take Hispanic Studies courses on campus. My favorite aspect of the program is how the classes pushed me to grow in my conceptions of culture, politics, language, human rights, economy, literature… there’s really a well-rounded expansion of understanding that takes place. Now that I have a double degree in Linguistics and Hispanic Studies I plan to teach English in Spain for a year before continuing to graduate school.