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Girija Hariprasad (USA - Johns Hopkins University)

Girija Hariprasad (USA - Johns Hopkins University)

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My time at UC3M will remain unforgettable because of the lasting bonds and relationships I was able to form with my professors and peers. I was a student under the Curso de Estudios Hispánicos program (a program offered by the Carlos III International School) and I loved the classes. The professors stressed on applying what we were learning in the classroom into the new culture we were experiencing.  

Coursework coupled the process of adapting to our new environment, from contextualizing the history of society to teaching us current colloquialisms.  We had the opportunity to have a firsthand experience, like studying Spanish Art History in the Prado and Reina Sofia Museum itself. 

Every experience was exciting during my stay at UC3M. People were wonderful, always willing to help with anything. Within our program, we also had the opportunity to stay with a host family and this experience definitely made easy the process of adapting to a new culture, especially in gaining comfort with the language.

With all the experiences inside and outside the classroom I became acquainted with Madrid from a different perspective, which helped me more fully adapt to the culture and step out of my comfort zone; I gained confidence with my Spanish and developed unforgettable skills in adapting to a new culture. I was able to bond with the city and country and can’t wait to go back.

From day one, I felt welcomed on campus as an International student. Services range from academic help to expanding social groups and networks within the university and in Madrid. I would absolutely recommend UC3M, since the faculty values and encourages a holistic approach to experiencing Spanish culture, which I’m extremely grateful for.