Student Study Abroad Spotlight: Maya Kirk, Senior Business Administration Major (Marketing Concentration), Graphic Design Minor.November 14, 2018
Student Study Abroad Spotlight: Maya Kirk, Senior Business Administration Major (Marketing Concentration), Graphic Design Minor.
Maya Kirk had the opportunity to study abroad during the Spring 2018 semester in Barcelona, Spain. She shared, “I have always had a passion for traveling and learning about cultures different than my own because everyone has a story. Being in Barcelona taught me many things, but one of those things was a different thought process when it comes to life. The locals taught me to not dwell on things that I can’t control and that things happen for a reason. This positive energy also reflected in their everyday lives which often made their loving spirit contagious. This experience of a new, positive environment caused me to think more about the changes that we can make in order to protect and love each other. I also got the chance to visit a number of other European cities and countries such as Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga, Morocco (Africa), Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Portugal, Belgium, Venice, South Coast of Italy, and more. Studying abroad gave me a different perspective when it comes to pursuing my degree and also helped tremendously with my creative inspiration when it comes to Graphic Design. Lastly, being emerged in a Spanish speaking country helped with my Spanish speaking abilities; thus helping me expand/hone my skills, making me a better student/individual for Truman State University.”