I’m Joni, a twenty year old student at Portland State University, right downtown in the city. Originally I’m from California, but I moved to Oregon just over two years ago for school and I am now going into my third year at the university. The picture of me here is at the Saturday Farmer’s Market on the PSU campus, one of my favorite things to do on the weekend. I bet some of you have been too!
I have never been to Barcelona before, but I have only heard good things. I’m a sociology major, and am grateful to have the opportunity to study abroad because I love traveling and seeing what life is like in other places. It encompasses a lot of my interests already, including art and architecture, people and social relationships, nature, history, photography, and food of course. I’m really looking forward to living in the city because although I’ve traveled to a few other countries, I’ve never gone by myself or lived abroad like I will be for the next six months. I’m hoping to improve my Spanish as well.
Overall, I’m excited for what’s ahead and open to all the experience has to offer!