In case you need some background, here’s what’s going on.  I graduated from Friends University this semester with a major in Spanish (and a minor in accounting).  Although I’ve worked a lot on my Spanish, both inside and outside the classroom, I really felt the need of an “immersion experience” if my Spanish is going to develop into something practical.

Over the last few years in school, I’ve looked at different programs to do this, but never felt right about going ahead with them.  This semester, I randomly came across a scholarship from Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, to spend a few weeks studying in a Spanish-speaking country.  No one from Friends had ever applied before, but I decided to give it a shot.  What was my surprise when I found out on March 28 that I was really going to receive the scholarship!  This left me with about six weeks to put my plans together.

I’m preparing this blog in hopes of being able to update it 2-3 times a week while in Bolivia.  The dates of my trip are May 17 through June 13.  We’ll see where it goes from here!

If you’d like to be notified when (or if) I am able to post an update, just send me a note at the address to the right under “email me.”


6 responses

5 04 2009
Daniel J. Mount


18 05 2009
Amber Rogers

Hey you! I LOVE the blog!! Its perfect! I’ll be looking as much as I can. 🙂 Sounds like youre having fun! We miss you!!! Love ya girl!

1 06 2009
Kyle- The Hackmaster

I have enjoyed reading about your trip. I especially enjoy hearing about the hiking as Dad and I have done a lot of hiking together. Hot and miserable…but worth it!. Have a safe trip and come back home safe. You might decide you like it there and end upstaying there:) Tutuonana tene rafiki yangu, na uwe na usiku mwema. (c you later my friend, and have a good night. Another comment from Kansas.

1 06 2009

Hey friend, you found me! Glad you’re enjoying it. I sure am!

Not planning on staying right now … I’ll let you know if my plans change. 😉

In my case it was cold and miserable…but worth it! I would like to do the Grand Canyon some time.

3 06 2009
Gretchen Eick

Thanks for including me on this list. It brings back my own first overseas adventure vividly. The family you stay with does what to afford that mansion???

3 06 2009

He is an obstetrician, and I think she used to be a biologist, but it seems hard to believe. Their son is a lawyer, but so is every fourth person in Sucre.
This family is very well-known around here. They even own and rent out the building that the Academia Latinoamericana uses.
I will add you to my update list, if that’s OK!

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