I’m Ashley Alman, a junior studying abroad in the fantastic city of Barcelona. I’m majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish, while earning a certificate in Policy Journalism and Media Studies.
Duke is unique in its wide spectrum of stimulation – one day you’re engaged in a heated political debate on the plaza, the next you’re at the most exciting basketball game you’ve ever attended, and the day after that you’re reading the works of a Nobel Prize-winning biologist. By the way, that biologist is your professor.
Recently, I’ve learned how wide Duke’s spectrum really expands. This summer, I participated in a DukeEngage program in Tucson, Arizona, interning at the heart of a political warzone and learning more about this country and myself than I ever could have anticipated. Now, I find myself across the pond, taking classes that will contribute to both my major and my minor, while learning more about myself and another country than I ever could have imagined. Duke has provided me with experiences both on and (very far) off campus over the last few years, experiences that have made me the person I am today and shown me the person I can be one day. I’m so excited to tell you all about what it means to be a Duke Blue Devil at home, at school, and around the world, so come back soon to read more about my life as a Duke student!
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