The University of Iowa

Authored by Krystyna Nunez

friends stand at the top of a mountain in Spain

Student Reflections on Race and Ethnicity: The MadrileƱo lifestyle

One factor that influenced my time abroad is my identity. Being from a Hispanic family, I had more experience than other students being in an environment in which most people were only speaking a foreign language in which I could not fully understand or communicate. Although this environment made many other students feel out of place, I was already accustomed to this feeling.