My name is Kristen Hinderliter and I’m a 21-year-old junior strategic communications major with an emphasis in advertising and a minor in business. I’m from Morgantown, and I’ve been in Barcelona since New Year’s Eve and will be here until mid-May 2017. I am here to attend class at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, but my teachers tell me that as an Erasmas student, I am here more for the experience than the education.
What made you want to study abroad?
I have lived in Morgantown my entire life, and most of my immediate family lives here as well. I absolutely love this city: I moved only 5 minutes away from my parents once I started school.
Since I’m a townie, I have an enormous amount of friends and acquaintances established here. Anywhere I go, I am guaranteed to bump into at least 3 people I know. I have a fantastic job at Apple Annie´s Bakery, I have great roommates, and I get free groceries at this great little place called My Parent´s House. However, at some point, you have to break away from the comfort of home, or you will never know anything more than just that.