Katherine Smith

Coordinator of Visiting Groups and Administrative Support Scholarship

E-mail: katherine.m.smith@slu.edu

Phone: +34 91 554 58 58 - Ext.: 258
Fax: +34 91 554 62 02
Office location: Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus. Avenida del Valle, 34

Katherine grew up in Ohio and has spent the past few years living in Spain. She has a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Ohio State University and a M.A. in Spanish from SLU-Madrid. While completing her undergraduate degree, she studied abroad in Bolivia and Spain. In her role at SLU-Madrid, she coordinates visiting groups and the Administrative Support Scholarship.

Degrees
B.A. in Spanish and International Studies, Ohio State University
M.A. in Spanish, SLU-Madrid


Q & A with Katherine

  • What advice would you offer students during their search for a place to study abroad?
    Choose a place that you are interested in or passionate about. That way you will be excited to see the sights, learn the language, meet locals and explore the culture.

  • What do you enjoy most about your work as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
    I enjoy helping students get prepared for a wonderful experience studying abroad Madrid. Once they are on campus, it's great to meet them in person and give them the support they need in order to adapt to life in Madrid. As someone who studied abroad in college, I like to encourage all students to travel abroad in order to diversify and enrich their global perspective.

  • How did you end up living and working in St Louis Madrid?
    After completing my M.A. in Spanish, I started working for SLU-Madrid at the reception desk in San Ignacio Hall. There, I learned all the ins and outs of the university and got to know professors and students. I then moved to the Office of Admissions where I support students embarking on their study abroad experience.

  • Where is your favorite spot on or near SLU-Madrid's Campus?
    On campus we have three beautiful outdoor patios where students can study, meet with friends and have lunch, all while enjoying the wonderful Spanish sunshine.

  • What is one thing that you always recommend to students and families that they do (entertainment, restaurant, etc.) when they come to visit Madrid?
    My favorite spot in Madrid is the rooftop terrace at the Museo de Bellas Artes. It's a place where you can get away from the commotion of the city while still taking in an impressive view of Madrid.
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