Meet API Teach Abroad Participant: Lauren

Meet Lauren, currently teaching in Colombia


Monument, Colorado, USA

In Cartagena, Colombia

In Cartagena, Colombia

University of Colorado at Boulder, International Spanish for the Professions & Minor in Business

I love anything outdoors! I snowboard in the winter and hike in the summers. I love spending time with my friends, cooking, and reading!

Prior Experience:
I have taught Spanish to kindergarteners and first graders as an after-school activity at local schools. This experience has inspired me to continue teaching to those who want to learn a foreign language! I traveled to Spain for Study Abroad during college. I immediately caught the travel bug and want to travel as much as possible.

In Seville, Spain during my study abroad experience

In Seville, Spain during my study abroad experience

Why I’m Going to Colombia:

I want to learn about Colombian culture and immerse myself in a culture that is different from my own. I want to continue learning Spanish while also using my English skills to teach others. Colombia is very interesting to me with their history and progression to a thriving country.

In Bogotá, Colombia during orientation

In Bogotá, Colombia during orientation

To learn more about the Teach in Colombia program that Lauren is a part of, click here:

Applications for the January/February 2017 start are currently being accepted!


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