Rosalyn is a third-year Bachelor of International Business (BIB) student in the Spanish language stream. She is studying at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, Chile. (All students in the BIB program are required to study abroad for their third year at one of our partner institutions.)
Introduce yourself! Tell us a little bit about your goals and interests:
As a student pursuing the International Business program at Carleton, I have gained insight on how learning about cultures from all across the world can truly open your eyes to the endless job opportunities after this degree. My goal after this degree is to work with an international trade company and hopefully use my knowledge of the Spanish language while working! Some of my interests include playing the guitar, songwriting, cooking, and of course, traveling!
Why did you choose your language?
I chose to learn Spanish because the language is spoken in so many countries, it’s a good language to know in terms of the business aspect, and also, it’s just so beautiful to listen to!
Have you ever travelled overseas before? If so, where?
I have traveled overseas before! These past two summers, I traveled to Barcelona, Spain on my own to immerse myself in the Catalonian culture. I stayed with a host family and learned all about their way of life, witnessed some beautiful places in the city, and visited beaches, shops, museums, and so much more!
What 3 things MUST you take with you while abroad?
While abroad, I’m going to need my journal, my iPod, and finally, my camera. I am the type of person who reflects on life by writing songs and poems almost every day. On this note, I will go crazy if I don’t have some sort of music playing while I’m on the go. As an adventurist, I will be taking pictures of just about everything I do while abroad; whether it’s eating food or taking a selfie on a mountain overlooking the city, I’ll always have my camera in my hand.
What are you most looking forward to?
I am most looking forward to speaking the language, Spanish, while abroad! I can’t wait to prove to myself that I can become fluent in a language in such a short, yet rewarding period of time. LETS DO THIS!