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15 posts categorized "Santiago Language"

Student Summary Dominic R.

Today was the best day so far. Going up into the sky car and seeing the city, beach, and thick vegetation was an incredible experience. Even though our car stopped and had problems, it was well worth the view. Seeing the blue, blue ocean close up was amazing. Screenshot_20170621-222854

Student Summary Jocelyn C.

On our first actual day in Santiago, we went to Jarabacoa and had our orientation at Rancho Baiguate. What I learned from this day was how important communication is with one another. I also learned the rules and tips to keep in mind throughout the program. Even though it had only been the first day, I had already picked up some Dominican slang and I hope to learn more about the culture as our time here continues. 


1st Week. Santiago de los Caballeros

The first week has come and gone in Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. It was packed with aventure, culture and unforgettable experiences.Unknown

We’ve gone sight seeing by going to  Jarabacoa, el Momumento and  La plaza de Duarte. Unknown-3

We’ve learned about the culture going to the La oficina de tourismo, El centro Leon and El sendero de cacao. 


We’ve learned about history by watching "En el tiempo de las mariposa" about the Mirabal Sisters that fought against the Trujillo’s regime. 


This is the beginning of a wonderful adventure that will leave them with memories of a lifetime.


Meet your Session 1 Program Leader: Shannon Finley

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Can't wait to meet my session 1 Santiago, RD students and co-leader. I am a high school Spanish teacher of 5 years and love the culture, language and everything else in between about the DR. I'm excited to share this experience with you all!

Meet your Session 1 Program Leader: Shannel Julius


Hi, my name is Shannel Julius. I'm from Brooklyn, New York and very excited and grateful to be a Program Leader for Session 1 in Santiago, DR. I'm excited for the food, to be in the Caribbean and to use Spanish every day. 

I graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor  in Hispanic Studies & History and Minor in Philosophy.   I worked as a Spanish and History tutor in the University’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.After graduating, I  took 2 years off to gain experience and grow as a person. I spent those 2 years in a classroom, not furthering my education, but contributing to someone else’s. The first year was spent as a Language and Culture assistant in Madrid, Spain; helping students with their study of  the English language. During the second year, I worked as a math tutor for ESL students, Brooklyn, NY.
My hobbies including studying languages, traveling, and watching horror movies.

~*~ Pies para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar~*~