Settling In March 3rd 2006 Approx. 9AM
I’m currently in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela on a mission trip with USC’s Methodist Student Network. We are in a small village (Carorita), part of a farming community.
So far, so good, though my Spanish isn’t as good as I’d hoped. We’ve been here one full day, and yesterday we took some time to get acquainted with the community, meet people, and adjust to a new p ... read more
South America » Venezuela » Andean » Carorita Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Colombia and Ecuador). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who ... ... read more
I am a graduate from the University of South Carolina, finished my BA in May 2006 (with a major in English and a minor in Film Studies), and am now in graduate school at USC getting my MFA in Creative Writing. I spent Spring 2005 at the University of Limerick in Ireland studying abroad and traveled everywhere I could throughout Ireland and Europe! Post-graduation, I taught English at a girls' high school in South Korea via the Fulbright Program and returned to Korea a year later to assist with Fulbright Korea's training program. I've also spent time in various parts of the US and world, su... full info