Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife, Spain

I started getting involved with Student life quite recently as I wanted to improve my student experience by getting involved in something innovative.

Since I came to university I have different periods of time, especially when assignments are around the corner, when I am stressed and anxious of what is going to happen. However, March is for me a month that has more excitement, as part of my Spanish module we are having a trip to Spain. This trip is organised for us to see the tourism area and to analyse the high and low points from a professional point of view. The schedule is quite flexible for some days, which is giving us time to enjoy and discover the area.

This year we are going to visit Tenerife, an area full of tourists all year around as it is the most populated island of Spain. Analysing different destinations in class made me want to focus more when I visit a specific area, so that I can enjoy the full experience. Therefore, in this trip there are some specific things that I look forward to trying and observing. 

Food, people and places are three of them that I am most interested in. The meals are quite different from what I am used to in England, and much more similar to what we have in Romania, my home country. In this way I can compare three types of food and see which one I enjoy most. 

People and places fascinate me as well, as their stories are sometimes full of history and they are the ones that can explain the best, how tourism developed in their area. 

The 3 days spent there will mostly be busy for us, as there is going to be a carnival that we will attend. I want this trip to give me more confidence in myself in terms of speaking the language, getting to know the people and their way of living, and most important to gaining the ability of enjoying the moment while learning. The idea of visiting Tenerife makes me happy, however visiting in a carnival time makes me more excited. The theme of the carnival, the costumes, the people and their way of celebrating would be all new to me and I expect that all these will be at their highest quality. Being able to study while travelling has always been my ambition and putting this in practice will only make my dream come true. 

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Creativity and originality are something that I believe I will find in terms of organising and entertaining the tourists. Therefore, I believe that visiting and learning at the same time can help in assimilating the information better and by going to Tenerife I will continue to enrich my knowledge in the tourism area, by combining the information thought about in class with the experience created.  

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