Hello! My name is Rachel Hineline. I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain with SAI as a rising senior in Summer 2021. My decision to study abroad came from my passion for learning about other cultures and meeting new people. I have always wanted to travel the world and immerse myself in new and different environments. While the experience seemed daunting at first, I truly would not change a single thing about it and believe it changed my life. I made lifelong friendships and now have a passion for travel I hope I carry with me for the rest of my life. I learned how to adapt to my surroundings and even got to learn some new languages too! Studying abroad is an experience I would recommend to everyone because it is a chance to see new countries in an entirely new way. I will never forget planning weekend trips to places like Paris and Amsterdam because that is something I never imagined I would get to do. I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in studying abroad and share more of my experience with them!