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Modern Languages and Literatures

Angela Lopez ’11 loving life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia

In an email to Associate Professor of Spanish Gizella Meneses, the Spanish and education double-major said, “I remember transferring into the Lake Forest Spanish program my junior year not even knowing the future tense, conditional, past participles, or subjunctive. Now, three years later, I am a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in a public school in Barranquilla, Colombia.” 

About studying Spanish at Lake Forest, Lopez said, “Learning a foreign language is about more than sitting in classroom learning grammar and scripted dialogue.  At Lake Forest College I learned Spanish I could use in the world. Professors worked with me and inspired me, in class and after to set me on the path to fluency.”

Learn more about Angela’s experiences in Colombia on her blog and about the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.