Pre-Departure Toronto, Canada
Jan29

Pre-Departure Toronto, Canada

I was in class when my professor mentioned a free study abroad trip for business students, not only the free part caught my attention, I thought it would be neat to go study abroad as a freshman. I know I did not quite have the money for study abroad at the moment so this was an exciting offer. Before deciding on this trip, I had to think about what all it came with, possible culture shock, not being able to go to spring break with...

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Pre-Dominican Republic
May14

Pre-Dominican Republic

Spanish speakers are so incredibly prevalent in the United States, yet too often they are unfairly marginalized. As a future educator, I can prevent this from happening at the student level by educating myself in order to better understand and communicate with people from different cultures, nations, and languages. Through this, a better tomorrow for those in the United States who are not primarily English speakers can be achieved. I...

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On Studying Japanese
Dec25

On Studying Japanese

“Why Japanese?” is the question most people will pelt you with when you tell them you’re learning the language. Some people will go the softer route and ask, “Oh, so what led you to that?” Others will go directly for the explosive option: “Wow you must really like anime.” The Foreign Service Institute’s School of Language Studies, which helps teach U.S. diplomats, classifies Japanese as...

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Following the HERD
Jul01

Following the HERD

When I first heard about the opportunity to go to Haiti along side the painstakingly funny Lisa Mckinney and some of the brightest minds the Culver House Business School had to offer, I thought that would never be something I could muster up the courage to do. I went to a few of the HERD (Haitian Economic and Research Development Team) meetings with no expectations. WOW I was blown away. Everyone there was so involved and committed to...

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Jun24

22 de Mayo 2016 Now I am sitting on the plane. I just watch Mexico disappear as the plane flew away. I am really going to miss Mexico. I do miss my family and I am ready to see them, but Mexico will always have a place in my heart. I am so glad that I challenged myself and gained this experience. This trip was an incredible opportunity. I feel that I have grown not only as a person, but also as a social worker. I have always wanted to...

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My first week in Mexico!
Jun21

My first week in Mexico!

  May 8th 2016 When I first arrived to Mexico, I was excited and a little bit nervous. This was my first time out of the country and I was without my family, but I was lucky enough to be there will fellow social work majors. Once we finally got off the plane and out of the airport I knew a new adventure was about to begin. Though we flew into Mexico City, we still had about an hour drive to Cuernavaca, Mexico where we would be...

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