Studying abroad completely transformed Profa. Angela Shaheen’s life, a time when she took everything she’d learned from her classes and applied it to everyday situations. Her first study abroad experience was in Querétaro, Mexico as an undergraduate. She lived with a host family for six months while taking classes at the university. During graduate school, she lived in Madrid, Spain for one academic year and helped tutor the undergraduates in Spanish. It was at that time that her passion for teaching Spanish was cemented. At that same time another passion was born—her desire to travel and experience other cultures.
Angela has traveled to 35 countries to date. Her personal goal is to travel to every single country in the world (there are about 200 depending on the political situation of the day) with groups, students, friends and family who exhibit an adventurous spirit, an openness to other cultures and a desire to live life to the fullest.
Year born: 1978
City: Los Angeles, CA
Background: B.A. Spanish, Western Michigan University / M.A. in Spanish from Bowling Green State University
Profession: Spanish Professor
Tools of the Trade: Pearson Education’s MySpanishLab, Blackboard, Lonely Planet guide books