Jessica Engs ’17 in Madrid, Spain | @OurSyracuseU

Jessica Engs ’17 is from Los Angeles, CA and is studying abroad in Madrid, Spain this semester with SU Abroad. She is a Television, Radio & Film major at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

On campus in Syracuse, Jessica is a Career Services Ambassador, a Newhouse Peer Adviser, the director of campus relations for the Protect Our Breasts club, and a member of SU’s student social media team.

What has been your favorite part about studying abroad so far?

My favorite part about studying abroad has been exploring Madrid with my friends. I have learned so much about Spanish culture by trying new foods, interacting with locals, and exploring areas throughout the amazing city of Madrid.

What is your favorite abroad memory?

My favorite abroad memory was sitting on the grass at Anacapri on the island of Capri off the Amalfi Coast in Italy. This moment was so surreal for me because the view looked like a painting. It didn’t seem real and I’m so lucky I was able to experience that. This experience felt the most “abroad” for me.

If you could tell a current or incoming student just ONE thing about studying abroad at SU, what would it be?

Go abroad! There is no other time in your life when you will be able to travel around the world with a group of your closest friends. You learn so much about yourself, different cultures, and the world in general.