My name is Felicity Huggins and I am from New Zealand, that’s right I’m a “Kiwi” and by that I don’t mean I’m a bird!While I was studying at Victoria University in New Zealand, Spanish language and culture became my passion. In 2005 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Spanish along with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration majoring in International Business and Marketing. At the end of 2005 I was selected to participate in an international working exchange programme in Medellín Colombia where I worked as an English teacher for 9 months. Upon my return to New Zealand I worked as a Personal Assistant to the Ambassador of Argentina and as a Project Coordinator for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (the authoritative body who administer our country’s secondary school assessment system).
Before coming to Spain I kept up my interest in the Spanish language and culture by attending Spanish classes and socialising with Spanish speakers.
So far I am really enjoying my time here, in particular the opportunity to travel, the delicious Spanish food, and my job as a Language Assistant.I appreciate the opportunity my job provides to help students as they continue to grow and advance as their language ability improves. I have also received a very warm welcome from my school and co-workers for which I am very thankful.
Speaking about Córdoba in particular, I think it is a really beautiful city. I remember walking along the Puente Romano when I first arrived and thinking to myself, “Wow, I live here!” I also really like the size of Córdoba; it is about the same as my city. I also love the food here, tortilla, pinchos de pollo, salmorejo andflamenquín to name a few.
For the rest of my time here, I hope to continue to immerse myself in Spanish life, be a good ambassador for my country, gain more teaching experience and further develop my knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.