BG Spotlight: Bailey Zalar


Zalar during her trip to Spain.

Bailey Zalar is a senior at BGSU with a major in communication sciences and disorders and a minor in Spanish.

Zalar is from Tallmadge, Ohio, and said and she chose BGSU because her parents are former falcons. She said she was excited to carry on their legacy.

Zalar is passionate about Spanish. She took this passion so far as to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, over the summer of 2018.  

“Spain was community-styled, and their towns are centered around a plaza,” Zalar said about the lifestyle of the country. ”A plaza is like going downtown but there aren’t any roads. You get to go sit outside, talk — and it was so nice.”

Zalar also talked about the importance of the relationships she formed on her trip and the benefits of studying abroad.

“My host mom was this adorable 80-year-old Spanish woman who did not speak a lick of English but had a host sister who could speak English,” she said. “They told me I was their favorite student they ever had and I was their last host student. I still talk to them for holidays and other things going on in my life. Spain is one of the best experiences I have had through BGSU.”