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Bailey Spalding's Spanish studies and study abroad paves the way for opportunities.

Bailey Spalding

     "The Spanish program at EKU opened up a world of possibilities for me! I discovered a passion for language learning and cultural exploration in my introductory Spanish classes, and I was introduced to young people and faculty who shared that passion. I received incredible support from the department to study abroad during my time a Spanish student EKU, as well as guidance and resources to make it financially possible.

     Those study abroad experiences ultimately led to me moving to Costa Rica to teach English after I graduated with my BA in Spanish- there, I met language learners and teachers from around the world, and my passion for Spanish language and culture continued to thrive!

     This fall, I am fortunate enough to continue my language-learning journey as a student in the Spanish MA Program and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Spanish department at the University of Louisville. Learning and promoting Spanish is something that will illuminate the rest of my personal and professional life, and I am thankful that it all got started here at EKU!"

Published on July 13, 2020

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