SOOO Wendy just called me, my Hispanic Studies advisor from LC. I had a twenty minute Oral Proficiency Exam, to finish up my hispanic studies major, supposedly I was supposed to have taken it before I left but she forgot to tell me that, hence she forgot to give it to me. It consisted of speaking in Spanish, of course, and which was fine since I have been speaking it straight for the past 4 months. Anyways it consisted of questions, situations, etc. I was a lil nervous cause I get tested, and the results go on my resume, to show the level of proficiency of which I speak Spanish. ANYWAYS, to the great part...at the end she just kept congragulating me on how well I speak, saying that people must be pretty impressed when they hear me speak in Spanish!...not to brag or anything buy hello this has only been like my life ever since I went to Argentina, and now to be professionally tested and given such comments Im pretty stoked. Now I can happily go watch some cheesy Chilean telenovela and sleep!!!
The first portion of this blog is from when I spent my last semester of college abroad in Valparaiso, Chile at the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, finishing up my requirements for my dual degree in Hispanic Studies and International Affairs. I lived with a host family in the neighboring city of Vina del Mar during spring semester of 2005.
July 2007- May 2008 I took off again, this time my travels took me to the other side of the globe - spending three months in Alexandria, Egypt studying Arabic and then 6 months outside of Accra, Ghana working at a UN Refugee camp for Liberians - with ... full info