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Yanira Angulo-Cano
Assistant Professor of Spanish

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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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In Their Own Words

Students of Spanish

Julia Collins

Class of 2016

Julia Collins
Julia Collins addresses United Nations | Tampa Bay Times | July 16, 2014
Why did you decide to study Spanish in college?

I am studying Spanish because I think it is the most beautiful language in the world. I also hope to use it to help run my own business in the future. I took Spanish throughout high school so it made sense to continue it in college. During my time studying Spanish at Eckerd it has really become a passion for me!

What is your favorite Spanish word, term or expression? Why?

Word: Durazno - peach
Phrase: Buscarse la Vida - go look for your life

I also really love the phrase, "te echo de menos," which means I miss you, but literally translates to “I am thrown by your loss." I think that is too sweet.

What is your favorite Spanish speaking country and why?

I don’t know if I can say that I really have a favorite. I have been to quite a few. Costa Rica, Ecuador and Spain definitely compile my top 3 because they are the countries I have spent the most time in.

What is your funniest or most embarrassing foreign language conversation/translation story?

During Winter Term of my freshman year I was in Ecuador trying to tell my host mom that I was going out to a club for the night and probably not going to sleep for very long. What I actually said was that I was going to sleep at the club. She was really confused until I re-explained. We had a good laugh once we got it figured out.

Have you been able to utilize your Spanish language skill in a foreign country? How and where?

I spent my last two Januarys studying Spanish in Ecuador(2013) and Spain(2014). In both cases I stayed with amazing host families and got to become a part of the national culture for 3 weeks. I try to utilize my Spanish at home in every way possible- I will talk to anyone!

What do you like most about studying Spanish at Eckerd?

I love studying spanish at Eckerd because there are amazing opportunities to improve your Spanish on cool trips and in interesting classes. I also love the Spanish faculty. They are all so amazing.

Study Abroad - Spain

Spanish Languange & Culture in Madrid

Video by Sophia Faiella

Check out the Madrid 2014 blog for more photos, videos and trip highlights.