The Study Abroad Newsletter

Memories Forever Treasured

Sabrina Hanabaga
Castellano en Peru, Peru

Me touring Inca ruins and a view of Ollantaytambo My name is Sabrina Hanabaga and I am 20 years old. This past summer of 2011, I studied the Spanish language and culture in Peru. My experience abroad was a unique and precious opportunity to learn about my culture, study the Spanish language, and grasp a view of life outside of the United States. I traveled to many different cities and towns such as: Lima, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Cusco, Urubamba, and Pisac. Machu Picchu was the most amazing historical site I had ever visited. When I set foot on that majestic mountain, I could feel the presence of a master piece, the richness of the culture as I envisioned the lifestyle of the Incas and their people. I had many first time experiences in Peru.

Overall, studying abroad in Peru is an experience that I have learned so much from, which has led me to grow as a person and develop new cultural and personal values. Also, there were many lessons I have learned, while abroad. Now I have a global perspective on people and their life, which I will continue to add to as I become a traveling nurse, providing healthcare to people all over the world. I am very grateful to have taken the opportunity to study abroad in Peru. Traveling is an entity that I value and will continue to do for the rest of my life. My memories from this experience will forever be treasured and ones that will never be forgotten.

Sabrina Hanabaga

My study abroad group members and I at Sacsayhuman