Ashlyn Nunes

UC Davis Study Abroad Student Staff Photo, Ashlyn Nunes

Position Title
Operations Assistant

Study Abroad

1120 International Center
UC Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA 95616

Hi! My name is Ashlyn Nunes and I am a fourth year Managerial Economics major with a minor in Global Studies. I am from a town near Sacramento, so moving to Davis for college wasn't really a stretch for me and I still visit home frequently. Besides have a burning desire to see and experience the world, I also wanted to step out of my comfort zone and test my independence, so I decided to do spring quarter abroad through UCEAP in Barcelona, Spain.

Having left the country for the first time the year prior, this was a huge deal for me! Initially, I was hesitant to even look at studying abroad because after the cost of my first trip,  I didn't think it was feasible. However, after figuring out my financial aid and accepting a scholarship, I was able to travel effortlessly. Anyone can do it and I can not stress that enough! I was able to indulge myself into the Catalan culture, meet friends from all over the world, and practice my Spanish. I was also able to travel to other countries on the weekend and was able to visit Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, and even Morocco and the Sahara Desert. Throughout each destination I was able to explore different foods, customs, and languages. Everything I experienced will be a lifelong memory and has provided me with stories I will tell throughout my life.

Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made in college and I am excited to help other students make memories like the ones I did. There's really nothing like it! That amount of self growth and worldly appreciation is unmatched and I couldn't recommend anything more. Please feel free to come into the Study Abroad office and we can answer any personal or academic questions you may have.