Sara Pellegrom

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Where I Went: Madrid, Spain & Nairobi, Kenya

When I Went: Fall ’09 & Summer ‘10

Program: IES Semester Program & USAID Internship Program

Hi, I’m Sara Pellegrom and I studied abroad with IES in Madrid, Spain at the Universidad Complutense. I stayed with a host family that only spoke Spanish and took all of my classes in Spanish, which helped me fulfill some of my credits for my minor. It was a challenge, but my Spanish has definitely improved. The program gave us a lot of freedom to explore the city and travel on our own. I got to know Madrid very well and I also saw other parts of Europe on my trips to London, Paris, Morocco, Dublin, and Rome.

During the summer of 2010, I interned in Nairobi, Kenya for two months. I found the internship independently of Rhodes and worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). I worked in the health office and visited hospitals and projects throughout Kenya. It was an incredible and eye-opening experience to live and work in a developing country.
 

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