Bon Dia! My name is Xenia Vidal and I am a senior at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles double majoring in Political Science and Spanish Translation. I studied abroad my entire junior academic year at the Universidat Autónoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Studying a year abroad provided me the opportunity for a complete cultural and global education. As a political science major and as a future candidate for elected office, studying in Catalonia in the midst of a heated political independence movement was one of the most transformative experiences I could have asked for. In a year, I have travelled from Iceland to Israel, Great Britain to Morocco, through 20 countries, and experienced more culture than most Americans do in a lifetime. I look forward to assisting, inspiring, and motivating other students to studying abroad and expand their horizons this year.
“Always lower your expectations so that you will never be disappointed.”