Traveler Bio

¡Hola! Hello! My name is Cassandra, but you can call me Cass. I’m in my third year of college, studying accounting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. I am 20 years old and I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the summer, it gets so hot that my friends bake cookies in our cars using only the sun’s heat! 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard the familiar melody of Spanish all around me--in class, in grocery stores, and even while exploring Las Vegas and Los Angeles. From this, I knew I always wanted to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, where I could learn even more about Spanish food, music and culture.

Recently, I was very fortunate to be accepted into my school’s exchange program with the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. I will switch places with a Spanish international student from January 2020 to May 2020. I applied for and received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which has helped me make this study abroad opportunity possible.

In Spain, I will be studying business and learning how different countries operate and handle money. During this time, I’ll be taking lots of photos and videos to record my journey, and I can’t wait for you to come along with me! ¡Vamos! Let’s go!