Finally worked up the courage to tell my doña that my flight is a week from today, hard to believe this time last year I found out I was able to come here, it’s going to be bittersweet to leave. After having to write a proposal for my school to allow me to come this […]Read more "Homestrech"
A week ago this time myself along with others in my program were returning from our weekend in The Republic of Haiti. I honestly never thought that I would have had the chance to go to Haiti so early in my life but I am not complaining. I can say it was one of the […]Read more "Pride and Prestige: Haiti’s Legacy"
So I am just getting to you all it has been a long week but I have to write about what is on my mind right now Sandy. With Sandy first barreling across the Caribbean as a late season hurricane and then slamming into the Northeast causing at least 71 deaths in the Caribbean and currently 82 […]Read more "Fury: Lessons Learned from Sandy"
I know I have been slacking and I am sorry but I still have to write my other blog post about why blacks view some Latinos as black but that will be later. For right now I want to talk about the heat here. I am studying abroad in the Caribbean and of course with […]Read more "Freedom from the Burning Chains"
So a year ago this time I went to a study abroad fair at my school, learned about a program in the Dominican Republic that matched my educational goals, found out my school would not pay for it via financial aid, and received the support of my advisors (Faculty and staff) who encouraged me to […]Read more "Sooooo it’s been a month already???"
Week two and I am still adjusting to 24 hour Spanish. To be honest it is taking longer than I thought but I am here for the long run so let me just hold on. This week was interesting had a few classes went to the beach nothing major. BTW the beach I went to […]Read more "To Give or Not to Give"
It’s been a week since I arrived in the Dominican Republic for four months and I can say the week was one of the longest in my recent memory. I am really excited about this experience because by the end I am hoping that I am able to speak Spanish sin problemas but not now. […]Read more "Slowly Climbing the Mountain"