Sidney Shanahan

Major / Minor

Nursing

Career Goals

I am not exactly sure what area of nursing I want to go into but areas that interest me are pediatrics, obstetrics, and surgery.

What made you choose this study abroad course?

As a nursing student, studies regarding movement, mood, and diet are highly relevant to my area of education. As a future healthcare professional, having knowledge and cultural experience in these three key contributing factors to health would be extremely applicable to my career.

What are your goals for your study abroad experience?

I am very interested in analyzing how these three lifestyle influences affect one’s overall health status. I want to be able to observe how diet, exercise, and mental well-being contribute to one’s health. I want to be able to take this knowledge and promote clean eating, exercise, and mental health in my career as a nurse.

At the end of the program, what memories do you want to take with you?

I look forward to making the most of my time abroad. I want to make friends, spend a lot of time outdoors, really immerse myself in the Barcelona culture, and visit as many places as possible!

What are your hobbies and interests?

I enjoy crafting. I’m always on Pinterest looking up cool DIY projects!

What is a fun fact not many people know about you?

I don’t attend school in Chicago, I go to school in Urbana-Champaign!