Gisselle Beltran started the second semester of her sophomore year at Arizona State University in Italy in January 2020. She was excited to live in a different country.
While in Europe, Gisselle attended a soccer game between Barcelona and Madrid, two of the biggest rivals in soccer. The energy in the stadium was unlike anything she had ever experienced before.
“Living in a whole other country allowed me to immerse myself into a new culture and enjoy the beauty of the world,” she said. “I enjoyed every second that I was abroad and took advantage of the opportunity to be able to travel to cities as well as other countries.”
Gisselle was taking complete advantage of the trip before it got cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to her, moving back was hectic but everyone made it home safely and the classes were transitioned to Zoom.
Now, Gisselle will be taking summer classes during both summer sessions and has received an offer to intern at Intel as a Process Engineer. She is very excited to be able to have the opportunity to gain experience in her major field.
“I am so blessed to be a part of the College Success Arizona community because everyone, especially my mentor, is always so attentive and finding resources for us to stay healthy and succeed.”