Hier het ons kom Suid-Afrika (Here we come South Africa)
Hey everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. My name is Daisy hidalgo and I am a freshman. I plan to major in Political science, and recently declared Spanish minor. I am also thinking about a social justice minor or management. One of those, I am not sure which one but maybe I will figure it out on this trip to South Africa. Being one of the two freshman makes me pretty happy. This is something that college freshman do not do their first year, I am glad that I am one of the few that get this opportunity to study abroad freshman year. Here I am trying to figure out what is going through my mind at this point. I leave to South Africa tomorrow morning, and I am still getting over my parents being in Mexico for about a week now. Both things came up super quick. This trip is something I have been looking forward to in months. I learned about this exciting and amazing opportunity from my upward bound advisor. I had originally planned to go to Thailand to do some volunteer work. Unfortunately, it would be too expensive. Luckily, I found this global seminar. I have always wanted to travel, and this would be a great opportunity for me to go somewhere. That was not Mexico. I was super excited to apply to the seminar that I had not looked into the liberal ed requirements it would cover. I just wanted to go and learn more about the Apartheid. This was something completely new to me. I was so interested in it, that when I did a research paper for my political science class I learned that the congressperson I had done my research on worked with an organization in South Africa. I found this very interesting and it made me anxious for the class. I cannot wait to share this moment with everyone who is going, I know this something that will be life changing and will help us all grow. From this trip, I hope to gain a better sense of community and learn to share my ideas with others. And I am glad I can finally post on the blog, I was having issues and finally got it, Thanks Nate. I'll see everyone tomorrow.