Hi! I’m Mercedes Hartman, and I’m from Oldham Co, Kentucky. When I’m not training for the track team or working towards my pilot’s license, I’m a sophomore Biology major and member of the Inmersión en Español program at Georgetown College. I’d like to be a veterinarian in the future, because I love animals, especially tigers. They’re my favorite!

I also love the idea of becoming fluent in Spanish someday soon and meeting people from all over the world. Being bilingual will also give me an edge in the future, whenever I apply to veterinary school and begin my career.

The thought of taking my classes in Spanish scared me at first, but now that I’m in the program, I really love it! My immersion classes make me think differently about the language and have allowed me to improve in just a short period of time. ¡Mis clases de inmersión me piden mucho, pero me gustan!

Learning to fly has been fun, but I’m even more excited to see where Inmersión en Español and Georgetown College can take me!

Hey, my name is Josue, and I was born in Lima, Perú, but raised in Louisville, KY. I’ve always grown up with two hometowns and two languages—English and Spanish–, but for the past two years, Georgetown College has given me a sense of belonging. I play soccer for GC, and I recently joined the Inmersión en Español program, too, so I can fully prepare myself for a future as a pharmacist, since the medical field in this country will need more bilingual professionals in the future, and my written Spanish could use some work.

I also like Inmersión en Español because it allows me to be around other Spanish-speakers and people who love the language and culture. I sometimes wonder what it would’ve been like to study in Perú. Thanks to the immersion program at Georgetown, I feel like I have a pretty good idea.

So, whenever people tell me they like the program but are unsure about their potential in the immersion program, I reassure them that it’s a bit like playing soccer: If you don’t mind challenging yourself to succeed, you’ll make your goal every time.

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