Hello Insight Readers.
My name is Abeni Hill and I am an intern reporter with Insight News. The end of August marks my second summer working at Insight. I am currently a junior studying mass communication and journalism at Augsburg College. This fall I will be studying abroad in Seville, Spain.
I will be taking classes in journalism and new media. Spain is a perfect choice for me to study abroad because I have been taking Spanish since my first year in high school. One of my goals when I travel abroad is to become more fluent in Spanish.
Insight has asked me to report from Spain and give you an inside look into Spanish culture and everyday life.
The reason I am pursuing journalism is because I have always loved to write. I took a journalism course my senior year in high school and I just loved it. Another reason I love journalism is because I love the idea of informing the world on a variety of subjects. During my time at Insight, I found myself attracted to human interest stories. One of the my favorite stories I have written was about a woman named De'Vonna Pittman, who became a published author when she wrote her memoir titled My Pretty and Its Ugly Truth. I was inspired by how strong she was and how her faith in God helped her persevere.
During my time abroad I will be traveling outside of Seville – and even outside of Spain – with my program provider, Council on International Educational Exchange. I will be traveling to such places as the Spanish city of Cadiz and the country of Morocco.
I hope you will enjoy my weekly updates. I also hope my adventures encourage you to do some traveling of your own.