I am very interested in SYA summer because it will provide me with the best possible experience to learn spanish abroad. I am looking for a program that will have a rigorous curriculum to help me learn as much as possible in a short period of time. I believe studying spanish in Spain will provide the best setting for learning the language while at the same time getting to know the local people and their culture. I am very interested in having the best teachers and I believe SYA will provide me with that experience. I love traveling abroad and meeting new people and learning about the history of different countries. I have traveled several times to Latin America and Europe with my family and love to learn about the world and its people. I love
The two weeks I tracked were November 6th through the 19th. I chose those days because I was paid on the 6th, and I wouldn’t be paid again until the 20th. By choosing those dates, I was able to see how much I spent from that paycheck and how much left over I actually had. I liked being able to see how much of my paycheck was left over by the time I was paid again. I use that extra money for a buffer in case there is something I have to spend a little extra money on, and so I always have money in my bank account.
As long as I can remember my accent has always played a role in my life. There have been moments of uncertainty, discouragement, annoyance, and lastly pride. Throughout each emotional stage I’ve learn acceptance and responsibility of what defines me as a women who happens to be Latina. In Tanya Barrientos “Se Habla Español” she defines what resonates within me “Without having to offer apologies or show remorse. If it will help, I will go first. Aqui estoy. Spanish-challenged and pura Latina (45). She beautifully states the acceptance that too many find difficulty fitting in. Especially in a world that will defined you not only by your looks but as well as the way you speak.
I am Jonelsy Gonzalez and I am a senior at Eastside High School. In school, I’ve played an active role throughout my four years. Starting from freshman year I have been in Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps which shows students how to become well-rounded individuals. From my freshman year, I have been moving up through the ranks by showing my abilities as a leader and also through academics. Through my hard work and dedication, I was given the honor to be my battalion's Executive Officer my senior year. My job is to ensure that the battalion runs smoothly by supervising my staff. My staff handles things such as operations, security, and equipment. Also, my job is to ensure a connection between our Senior Army Instructor and our cadets. Without motivating myself, I wouldn’t have started my battalion’s service learning project and also be an example of how a better citizen should be. I also am a member of the National Honor Society since my junior year which promotes academics and giving back to the community. Since the beginning of my senior year, I have been the Vice President of the Spanish Honor Society. The Spanish Honor Society promotes
Originally, I planned on using my nonprofit degree in camp ministry, but since my time here at Johnson, I believe God is calling me in a different direction. I still want to remain involved with camp ministry, however, I think God is calling me to ministry
Hi I’m Diego Rodriguez I’m in the ninth grade and I intend Energy institute high school. I was born in Houston Texas and I’m Mexican. When I’m in school I study hard but I struggle through school because I make mediocre grades. But in my free time I play sports and hang out with my friends. I can be sociable person and someone you can have fun with and talk to.
Returning to Mexico after seventeen years of living in the United States gave me an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Walking down the streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, had a familiar feel, like being home. San Cristobal de las Casas, which is a relatively small city in the highlands of Chiapas, is plagued with poverty rooted in its colonial history. Many streets bustle with people from all over the world near the zocalo, which is a public plaza in the center of the city filled with coffee shops, intellectuals, indigenous children, and adults. As you walk by you can overhear people speaking in unfamiliar languages. While sitting outside at a coffee shop I became
As an undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico I have become increasingly aware of the complex network problems that I face as a citizen of the world. I have also realized the progress and success that I enjoy in the same capacity as the frontiers of medicine, technology and communication continue to expand. My desire to participate in the resolution of those problems and in the further expansion of those frontiers had inspired me to seek a degree in biology and entrance into a School of Dentistry. I intend to successfully complete program of dentistry and further my specialization in the area of endodontics. Upon completion of my
Now that I am in seminary, I have the opportunity and pleasure to study the Lord?s word by digging deeper in biblical study, do research in various theology classes such as, race, religion, ethnic groups, and church mission classes. A major concerned that has been in my dreams for quite a while. It was just a matter of me waiting on God, observing how he made away for me in my
If business is your passion, you may have the opportunity to train business people in a closed country. You might help with microenterprise development in a developing country. If you love medicine, you may be the vessel to provide physical and spiritual healing to unreached people groups. Teachers are able to get into many otherwise closed countries and quietly work for Christ while
Driving through the urban city of San Jose I was somewhat stunned to see the blatant similarities to the typical American metropolis we are used to. Although the glaring difference in infrastructure stands out immediately as your taxi driver steers around right and left corners with equal airiness and red lights do not even incite a certain amount of slowing down it becomes easy to see that Global culture is stronger and more uniform than it could have ever been in the past and McDonalds has become the benchmark for 2nd world or better civilizations. Americans as a whole are driven by things that citizens of Costa Rica do not understand, “It may seem strange, but one of the first steps is to learn one’s own culture. No one ever tells us that we are learning our culture, it all happens at an unconscious level. We are told that we are learning the right way to do things. Someone from the US may not realize things such as the way they engage in “small talk” is actually somewhat irritating to people from many countries around the world.” All of those things made me reevaluate the things I love like movies and cars and nice clothes, all things that I work so hard for, in a whole
For my passion project I chose teaching and education. I decided to tie my internship, La Promesa and my volunteer work into my project. Being an intern and volunteer at two school sites, not only has opened a door for me, but I have also learned in La Promesa how important education is. Having the opportunity to experience being in classrooms keeps me motivated to continue to pursue my dream of being a teacher. So far I am pleased with the outcome.
Twenty years ago, in the year of 1996, my parents made a life-changing decision that would help develop an asset of being bilingual to my brothers and myself. My parents determined to migrate to the United States in pursuit of the great “American Dream.” I am the middle child of three, my sister Diana is the oldest and my brother Eduardo is the youngest. The first few years after we arrive our folks still did not spoke a word of English; therefor they depended on us to translate for them on a regular basis. I had different experiences while translating at that young age, a lot of them were awkward, others were scary, some were embarrassing, but for most of the time it was fun.
Pursing a career as a medical doctor is an opportunity for me to mentor youth in underserved populations. As a child, I was raised in the low income, urban community of Roxbury, MA. Although not as notorious today, the neighborhood had garnered negative attention for its high crime rates. My mother emigrated from Haiti and raised me as a single parent. Due to our financial circumstance, Roxbury became our permanent residence. I have always felt there was something lacking in Roxbury in comparison to other towns I visited. My teenage years were largely spent in the suburban town of Stoneham where I attended high school. There was a literal difference in air quality and a psychology contrast in future prospects. While native students of