Justine O'Connell

B.A.
Spanish
2015
B.A.
Global Studies
2015
English Language Teacher
Colegio Alemán de San Felipe
Currently living in Chile, it's safe to say that I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for studying Humanities. In fact, my degree brought me to Chile for the first time four years ago. When looking over my options to study abroad, I knew I wanted to live with a host family and not on my own. Not only was I able to improve my Spanish speaking skills but I also learned things like Chileans have a "tea time" at night where they drink tea or coffee and eat delicious breads with cheese or avocado. In April 2016, I came back to Chile to teach English. Now I'm an English teacher in the German School of San Felipe, a small town about an hour from Santiago. My degree in Humanities has helped me to use not just language skills, but also what I learned about how cultures, languages and people from different places make this world such an incredible place. I work in a school now where my students in first grade speak three languages. My passion for languages and cultures was fueled by my education in Humanities and now I am lucky enough to work with it every single day.