As an international education advocate and a long-time employee at the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), I chose to blog about my experiences studying abroad and the opportunities it gave me. USAC has a blog website (blog.usac.edu) that re-posts content from students who have or are currently studying abroad. USAC has featured four of my blog posts on their website, “Dragonstone?” “Home Means Nevada,” “Buen Camino!” and “Post Study Abroad Feels” to help promote USAC and offer tips to students who are planning on studying abroad.

While I studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain I had the opportunity to take an International Marketing class offered through USAC. This class was much more interactive than a class you would expect to take at UNR. We spent a lot of time discussing different marketing cases across the world, and even went to a local market to observe the buyer behavior of Spaniards and how it differs from the American lifestyle.

During my college career, I also had the opportunity to serve as a Marketing Intern for a local non-profit, the Jessica Ann Faber Foundation (JAFF). This non-profit helped low-income public school students afford private arts lessons, which included piano, singing, dance, etc. As their Marketing Intern, I assisted in creating and sending donation letters, event flyers, implementing a database system, and posting content on their social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram). Unfortunately, the non-profit is no longer operating.