I am a senior at SVSU with a major in Elementary Education and a double minor in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language. I have had a love for studying language since I began my study of Spanish in high school. Since then, my love had only grown deeper through my experiences while at SVSU. The faculty in the Spanish department challenged me to grow as a more conscious and proficient learner of the Spanish language and culture while fostering my passion for my studies, encouraging my participation in studies abroad, and opening my eyes to more than I knew possible. Due to experiences offered to me in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and previous experiences abroad, I was selected to be a recipient of the Sigma Delta Pi Undergraduate Study Abroad Award. This award will allow me to complete two months of my student teaching at two elementary schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Olivos del Sol and La Escuela del Sol. I am thankful to be able to combine my passions—education, language, and travel—in the most authentic environment.