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Futures in Languages


podcast, UCF Modern Languages and Literatures, alumni


In this first part of a two-part episode, listen to Dr. Ariadne Ferro talk about experiences that led her to come to UCF and pursue her undergraduate degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin American Studies in the Modern Languages Department. Hear her share stories about her experiences as a student and studying abroad in the summer of 1994 in Spain.

Ariadne also shares what she has been up to since graduating from UCF, including lecturing at UCF, getting two master's degrees, and co-coordinating summer abroad programs in Spain for UCF. Ariadne graduated in the spring of 1996 with her B.A in Spanish with a minor in Latin American Studies. She obtained two master’s degrees, one in Linguistics focusing on Spanish and Portuguese and the other focusing on Intercultural Education. Ariadne also shares how she moved to Spain to complete her Ph.D. research on English and Spanish language contact. She is currently an adjunct professor at IE University and an Executive Director of the Association of North American University Programs in Spain. Ariadne is also a certified ADHD Coach and educator, and we will talk more about this part of her work in Part 2 of her episode.

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