Sebastian Cardenas

Sebastian Cardenas


Global Studies, History, Spanish

Omaha, NE

Why you chose your major

I chose to major in History because it was one of the subjects, I was very passionate about in High School and I wanted to expand my knowledge of the subject at the University.

I also majored in Spanish because it was something I was also very passionate about, and I also had the desire to be able to use Spanish one day in my future career.

Finally, I chose Global Studies because when I met with my History Advisor, she mentioned to me that it may be something I would be interested in and how it ties into History and learning a Foreign Language, so I added it on and became very interested in it.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The class that has made the biggest impact on me was my Global Studies 201 class. I took this during the Spring Semester in 2020. It made the biggest impact on me because the professor was very adamant about us giving her our best work. This class also made sure we had a very clear understanding of a variety of subjects that would help us during our careers within the major.

Research or internship experience

Currently I am composing a thesis for Distinction. I am researching the Islamic Influences brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the 1500s. For the past few months, I have compiled several literary works as well as online articles.

I have also gathered photographic sources from my time in Spain where I also conducted research into the subject. Along with compiling sources, I have two faculty advisors helping guide me through the process in order to complete it before I graduate.

Other involvement

I participated in a Study Abroad program during the Spring 2022 Semester in Granada Spain. It helped me see the world in a different picture while also allowing me to expand my knowledge of things such as the Spanish Language and Culture.

Why you chose Nebraska

I chose Nebraska because I wanted to go to a larger school without being far from home. I also felt that after touring Nebraska, that in order to succeed academically, Lincoln was the best place for me to attend.
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