Stephanie in Spain: An Introduction!
Hola! I'm Stephanie Scarci, a teacher and blogger for the 2016-2017 Teach in Spain program, and this is my first post for my blog - Stephanie in Spain!
I'm a 23 year old born-and-raised Pittsburgh girl with a love of watching all of our amazing sports teams and exploring in and around the city as much as possible. Travel has always been a huge passion of mine: I've been to China in the summer of 2008 (right before the Olympics) and Spain during Semana Santa in Spring 2011 as well as Mexico and Aruba for vacation, and can't wait to add to the list! I also love working with children and have had to opportunity to do so in the classroom, while I was a figure skating coach, and through different volunteering activities. So, as a new graduate from the University of Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2015, I figure this would be a great opportunity to bring together both of those and applied right away!
I have so many goals and bucket list items to accomplish during these 10 months abroad! First and foremost, I plan on becoming more fluent with my Spanish speaking skills because there isn't any better way to do that then to just dive into it. Secondly, I hope to be the best Language and Culture Assistant I can be to my school and my classes and make a real difference in the classroom. Beyond that, I hope to travel as much as possible around Spain and Europe in general and starting crossing these items off! A few I can list are skydiving over the Swiss Alps, stay out until sunrise at Kapital in Madrid, spend a week in Santorini, bathe in the Széchenyi Baths in Budapest, and SO many more!
Now that I have my visa and one-way plane ticket, and have met so many other teachers like myself, I'm ready to move into this exciting new adventure and look forward to sharing it with you all. My posts will (hopefully) be weekly and I look forward to sharing pictures taken along the way, videos from my GoPro adventures and words of advice that I'll be learning along the way!
Adios for now!
P.S. If you want to check out my personal blog, head to my Tumblr page!