Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ready to Depart!

Hi y'all. My name is Kelly and I am one of nine UofL College Student Personnel Students that is about to have an experience of a lifetime in Trinidad and Tobago. These past few months we have been working really hard in the classroom learning about the culture of Trinidad and Tobago, the tertiary educational system, and the primary and secondary school system. We have also been working diligently on our presentations for the 4th Annual Symposium on Student Engagement. This year our theme is Community Engagement: Impact on Self, School, and Community. And we are getting really anxious and excited to meet the students that we will be co-presenting with in less than a week!
 With the weather being so cold here in Kentucky, we are all really looking forward to landing in Tobago on Saturday and spending the day in the beautiful sunshine! We are excited to see the ocean and start exploring the culture that we have learned so much about.
 It is hard to believe that in a little over 24 hours we will be boarding a plane and on our way! I personally am looking forward to the the experience of presenting at an international symposium, meeting new people, learning about the culture, and of course to "lime" (which is a Trinidadian term for 'relax') on the beach.

Kelly Stark
College Student Personnel, Master's Student, 1st Year
~University of Louisville International Service Learnin Progam

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