My name is Cristina Maldonado Tiegs. I was born in Madrid, Spain in March, 1993 from a Spanish father and an American mother. My hometown university is Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain, and I’m currently on my fourth year of a double bilingual degree in Business Administration & Marketing and Commercial Relations.
I came here to Boston at the end of last August, 2014 with a very big group of other Spanish students from my university. We came with an attitude of discovery and an open mentality. Due to having my American nationality in addition to my Spanish one, I didn’t expect it to be a great challenge to roll into the lifestyle here, but I couldn’t have been more wrong!
I’m an extremely enthusiastic person that loves reading, dancing, ice-skating, singing, baking, travelling, and experiencing adventures. I believe that food is a great part of any culture.
This is sadly my second and last semester here, and I’m hoping to make the most of my time left. I hope that in the following months I can enlighten you on how the culture, lifestyle, people, and processes work for an international student at an American university.
One last comment for the day:
No matter what your background, your degree, your country, or your preferences may be, never miss out on the opportunity of going on an adventure!