My name is Kenyatta “Kenny” Irvin. I am a 25 year old outgoing person from Los Angeles. I am currently a student at Los Angeles City College. My Major is nursing. In my free time I like to watch movies, spend time with my family and work out! I’m actually training for a race now. I volunteer often and I currently work in a hospital as a Nurse. This is one of the reasons why I have elected to study abroad for 1 month in Madrid, Spain summer 2015. In Spain I will study Spanish, taking two courses at the university. Studying abroad is very beneficial for my career. Working in a hospital I come in contact with a lot of patients who only speak Spanish. Learning Spanish and experiencing their culture will help me connect with the patients. I also have future
plans to do community nursing. Studying abroad will also help me to motivate young African Americans to experience other cultures and learn a different language. I am really excited and looking forward to immersing myself in the Spanish culture. July can’t come soon enough!

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