Hola y bienvenidos a AIFS! Kaitlyn’s the name, exploring is the game. I absolutely loved my time abroad in Salamanca, Spain during the fall 2016 semester. In those five months, I gained valuable lessons in learning to love myself, improving my Spanish language capabilities, developing respect and appreciation for different cultures, and eating chocolate croissants every day without gaining any (okay, maybe a little) weight! Every single experience I had abroad from small acts like walking the Plaza Mayor while enjoying some gelato on a hot day (or a cold one -- gelato has no limitations) to grand excursions in Morocco, Italy, or the Canary Islands have affected who I am today. Not a day goes by that I do not use what I learned from my time spent in Salamanca. Currently, I am a senior studying Spanish, Spanish Education, and Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming. I love to learn new things which is why I love adventuring. In my free time when I am not studying, mentoring, working for the Education Abroad Office, or tutoring Spanish, I love to read, write, hike, color, bake, play with my dachshund, and take spontaneous trips to Barnes & Noble that usually end in my bookshelf a bit fuller and my wallet a bit lighter. A few things you should know about me: I am an avid Harry Potter nerd, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and am a fan of the oxford comma.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney