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Erasmus Testimonies: Lucy

Erasmus testimy Lucy Peel

La Ventana Comunicación is a creative company for business communications, content marketing and digital press in Seville.

Lucy’s placement revolves mainly around working in journalism and content writing, which has given her a variety of experience that she is looking for to practise her Spanish language. Having visited Seville before, Lucy fell in love with our culture and want to use this experience to delve further into the city and find its hidden gems.

Tell us a little bit about what you do – what’s your work placement and what’s it like?

I’m working for La Ventana Comunicación, a company that specialises in brand content and digital marketing. Most of what I’m doing is essentially journalism I get to go to various events and report them afterwards. So far I’ve been to a bread sampling event, an amateur theatre production, and I’ve also written about my experience in Seville. It’s really varied content and great practice for Spanish.

How does Seville compare to your expectations of what it would be like?

I was actually really lucky to briefly come to Seville a couple of years ago as an au pair, so I knew how beautiful it was and I knew about the most popular places like the cathedral and the Real Alcazár, but this experience is allowing me to discover the whole city and the hidden treasures that you don’t usually get to visit as a tourist.

What did you find easiest and hardest about moving to Seville?

The thing I found hardest was leaving my family back home, because we spent the whole year locked in the house together throughout the pandemic. Also, re-emerging into a quite sociable environment and suddenly being around so many people and having so much to do was a bit overwhelming. At the same time, it’s also what was easiest about it, because I was so excited to meet new people and discover new places.

What’s the number one thing you want to get out of this experience?

I want to learn as much as I can about Seville and its culture, and just take away some really great memories with some amazing people. If I come out of this experience feeling like I’ve really immersed myself in the Spanish culture and explored and done as much as possible, then I’ll be happy. I’ve done it right.

What do you do in your free time in Seville?

A lot of eating. There’s so many good places to eat and the food here is so tasty. I also like just wandering around the city, as well as turning off my phone and seeing what I discover as I go through.

Lucy Peel testimony

We are delighted that Lucy is enjoying her experience in Seville and embracing the city’s culture alongside her work placement of content writing! With her regular use of Spanish at work and everyday life, we do not doubt that she will immerse fully here in Seville to grow culturally and professionally.

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