Thursday, February 12, 2009

Meet the Students!

Cassie- 23 years old. Mesa, AZ                                     Mesa Community College: Music Education

Cassie has been to Salamanca once before on a short-term trip with her church. She has been in college for a while because she couldn’t make up her mind on a major. Cassie has finally decided to try and make a life out of her passion for music and to see where God is going to take her. If you like this newsletter- Cassie wrote it. If you don’t like it- Krin wrote it.

Favorite thing about Spain: Being in the Plaza Mayor when they turn the lights on for the night. And empanadas. It’s a tie.

Random Fact: Has gone through more cars in 6 years than some people go through hairstyles. People just like to run into her.

Jared- 24 years old. Savannah, GA                        Georgia Southern University: Communication Arts

Jared is an aspiring rock star. He has an associate’s degree from Johnson Bible College and is trying to be a professional college student. Jared is going to be our band roadie and lend a hand when the team needs help with the announcement videos.

Favorite thing about Spain:  The 3 euro meal at Burger King.

Random Fact: Jared likes to travel. Ask him about it sometime.

Kelly- 21 years old.  Lawrenceville, GA                        Clemson University: English and Spanish

Kelly was an exchange student at En Vivo last semester and decided to stay on for the rest of the year. She is fun loving, slightly scatterbrained, and has daily problems with her keys. She loves Spain and all her friends here and is refusing to accept the fact that there is a day she will not be here. Kelly is our go-to girl for all Café Ingles events.

Favorite thing about Spain: The fact that she can eat whatever she wants guilt-free since she can’t understand the caloric value here.

Random Fact: When we she was younger the Ninja Turtles were her imaginary friends.

Koral- 19 years old. Gilbert, AZ                                    Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Undecided

Koral is a big ball of energy. She always likes to make sure people are having fun and that they feel welcome. She loves to take pictures and make videos for her friends. Koral is our career girl- she works at Bella Salon in Gilbert and will be the Head Bridal Consultant when she returns. Koral is going to be helping out with announcement videos at En Vivo this semester.

Favorite thing about Spain:  The small town feel of Salamanca- being able to see people you know walking down the street.

Random Fact: When Koral was younger, she wanted to be a supreme court judge.

Krin- 21 years old. Columbus, IN                                    Purdue University: Business Management

Krin has been to Salamanca once before as an exchange student, but not through Globalscope. Krin doesn’t know yet where his life is going to take him, but Jesus and another language will be a part of it. He also has a deep love for all things involving Brooke Fraser. Krin is going to be planning all of the non-bible study Thursdays for us.

Favorite thing about Spain: 2-hour siesta every day!

Random Fact: Had Mickey Mouse bedding until he was 14.

Meredith- 19 years old. Fayetteville, GA                        Georgia College and State University: Spanish

Meredith is very outgoing and gets excited about almost everything. She has a passion for missions but does not yet know where God is going to take her. She really loves getting mail so all letters are greatly appreciated. Meredith is in charge of taking pictures for us to use in announcement videos and to put up on the walls at En Vivo.

Favorite thing about Spain: Getting to drink huge cups of chocolate- it’s like drinking brownie batter.

Random Fact: When Meredith was in high school her dream job was to be the ice cream man.

Rebecca- 20 years old. Snellville, GA                        Georgia Institute of Technology: Biology

Rebecca is an analytical thinker who brings to the team her experience with CCF at Georgia Tech. She recently worked at Prince William Forest Park and might like to pursue a career in park management later in life. Rebecca will be making all of our delicious cookies to hand out to first timers.

Favorite thing about Spain: Everything is within walking distance.

Random Fact: Once accidentally grew a colony of fruit flies in her apartment.


Tertulia-Every Tuesday- Free Lunch! What college student doesn’t love that? We offer free food to university students and just spend time talking and hanging out. We give delicious free cookies to our first timers, show awesome announcement videos and drink coffee afterwards. There is also a 10-minute talk from the bible during lunch. This is a great opportunity to open the door for us to share our experiences with the students.

Cafe Ingles-Every Wednesday night we pump Spanish students full of coffee and give them a chance to practice their English skills through conversations, silly games and sometimes TV shows or movie clips. This is a chance for us to build relationships with them and begin to get them comfortable with us and with En Vivo.

Bible Study-Every other Thursday night we offer a worship night and bible study. There is usually some eating, fun secular music, fun worship music, a skit and a talk based on biblical teaching. We will sometimes have some kind of activity afterwards. The Thursdays we do not have bible study, there is a leadership group that meets with the team or the non-leadership students get to hang out with the awesome exchange students!

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