Sunday, July 4, 2010

Trip Reflection: Candice Torres

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Arrival In Zagreb, Croatia

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As we finish our first day in Zagreb, I learned of a few new things I had never experienced before while traveling.  I have always traveled to countries where I spoke the language or could understand it fairly well.  Here in Croatia, not being able to follow along with signs or conversations around me makes it very difficult to ask questions.  This is especially hard in regards to the currency exchange.  I do not want to rely on the Croatians’ understanding of English to get by.  I am going to continue to study basic terms so that I can ask appropriate questions.
Our first night we stayed in Zagreb the capital of Croatia.  I was able to appreciate the small town feeling of the city and the calmness of the people.  I look forward to an early morning of traveling to the university.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scholar Spotlight: Candice Torres

Candice Torres was born in Silver Spring, MD. Her father from Puerto Rico and her mother is from Panama. Her research interests include human rights, service-learning and religious international studies. Under the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Sadri, Candice is currently working on her Honors in the Major topic concerning sex trafficking with a focus on Florida and Costa Rica. As a former Lead Scholar, Candice conducted research assistantships with the Service-Learning Department and the Modern Language Department. She currently works at the American Lung Association as a board management coordinator and was an intern in the summer of 2009 at the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission International Business Sector. With experience in service-learning and nonprofit management, Candice is interested in conducting research tying both of those areas with international studies.