Alexandra Pineda

  • Global Ambassador


What are you studying at Point Loma?
I’m a senior International Studies major with a concentration in Latin America.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Fairfield, California, about 20 miles east of the Napa Valley.

What countries have you visited?
I studied abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica in the fall of 2011 and visited Panama while I was there. I did a small amount of traveling in Paris, France before going abroad as well as visited El Salvador as a child. I also have gone on various mission trips to Mexico and traveled the US thanks to speech and debate tournaments.

What is your favorite place you’ve visited in the world?
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. It's gorgeous. Everyone should experience it.

What is the next place you would like to visit in the world?
I really, really want to go to Buenos Aires, Argentina!

If you could live in any other city in the world, what would it be and why?
I would live in Paris. I’ve dreamt of living there since I started studying the language and even more after my two week immersion there last year.

What languages do you speak/are learning?
Aside from English, I am fluent in Spanish (thank you, parents) and am learning French.

What advice do you have for study abroad students?
Don’t forget to enjoy the experience through something other than your camera lens.

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