Studying abroad with STEP 2

Greetings from Local Leader, Sarah

Hola! I’m Sarah Pederson and I am your US Trip Leader on the STEP 2 Burlingame trip this summer. You have made a great choice on your trip and in choosing STEP/ECI. This is the 10th trip I will be leading with STEP/ECI. I hold a Spanish degree from Pepperdine University. During my time at Pepperdine, I had the chance to live in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain. While abroad, I fell in love with the Spanish language and its literature, so much so that I became a Spanish teacher. I have been teaching high school Spanish for 8 years. I currently teach at Alhambra High School in Martinez, California.

Activities abroad in California

The students spend some quality time with the Burlingame Police. The students got an intimate tour of the station. They got to see inside the jail (luckily, with no prisoners today), the 911 call center, the cop cars and got to ask the officers questions. 

We are known for our cable cars. The students had time to see San Francisco’s Chinatown, Union Square, the fortune cookie factory and the cable car museum. 

We also went to Berkeley and got a tour of the university and spent some time on the famous Telegraph Avenue.

– Sarah Pederson, Local Leader, STEP 2 2012

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