Profile: Teresa Lostroh

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Teresa Lostroh

Story and photo by Sara Nelson, NewsNetNebraska

Teresa Lostroh may live in Lincoln, but her heart remains in Costa Rica.

That’s where Lostroh, a senior news-editorial and Spanish major, discovered her passions: Spanish and traveling.

She studied in San Jose, Costa Rica, for four months during her junior year and spent six weeks in Bilbao, Spain, after her freshman year. She wants more.

“Spanish is my passion,” Lostroh said.

She is fluent in Spanish and says although she loves journalism, Spanish is her favorite. She’s intrigued by observing cultural differences and the fact there is always something new to learn when you’re studying a second language. She recalls once trying to translate the idiom ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’ into Spanish and receiving a blank stare.

Lostroh plans to continue globetrotting after college and hopes to teach English in Spain for a year after graduating in December. Recently engaged, she hopes to travel abroad with her future husband.

“For my honeymoon, my fiancé and I have talked about backpacking in South America,” Lostroh said. “I know it’s not really the typical honeymoon, but I’m all about trying something different, and I’d get to dust off my Spanish.“

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