Sometimes we believe that nothing can hurt us. That people die, but not us. We believe that we are full of opportunities and that nothing can stop us.
My name is Rosamaria, but people know me as Rose, and this is a glimpse into my second study abroad term!
My time in the Basque Country has been super great and I have a clip for you guys! I’ve been studying and traveling all around, so this vlog video will give you an idea what I’ve been experiencing from August to September.
I hadn’t realized how disconnected I was from my extended family until I encountered my Mama Tica.
My Mama Tica (my host mom) sits with Erin and me for every meal she serves us. Our conversations range anywhere from what we plan on doing that day to stories from our childhood. Continue reading “Never Too Far From Family”
At our first general study abroad meeting—the one required for all programs—students were asked what they were most nervous about. The most popular answer was “the language barrier.”
For me, visiting a Muslim country, I was most concerned about gender roles and my place as a woman in society. But now, during my trip, I’ve discovered language, rather than gender, to be the most fascinating factor. Continue reading “Lacking in Language “
I woke up at 4:30 am from an uncomfortable nap, only to find out I still had two and a half hours left before the plane would land in El Salvador where I was supposed to catch my connecting flight.
But then I peeked over to see the blue and pink gradient of the sky amongst the dark clouds, and as the light of the rising sun slowly filled the cabin, I was tranquil. Continue reading “Make It Count”