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Sep 19 2013

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rfreisch

Hola!

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Hi everyone,

My name is Ivan Miranda; I am originally from Bolivia, South America. Prior to residing in Oregon, I lived in Illinois where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages. In Bolivia I earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and here in Oregon I taught Spanish at the University of Oregon for two years while doing my Masters in Spanish. Currently, I’m taking MBA classes, this is my second year!

In Bolivia I used to own an FM Radio Station where I took my first steps in the practical business world. Currently, I work as a Spanish/English Medical Interpreter (part time) and teach Spanish privately to business owners, administrators, attorneys, and health professionals.

I love to travel; I visited many states and cities in the U.S. and many countries in Europe (I lived in Germany for two years). During my academic breaks in Germany I visited south India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives Islands. In South America I visited Uruguay and Brazil (many times), and in Bolivia I traveled almost everywhere.

In my free time I play soccer, tennis, and chess. I also enjoy biking, hiking, dancing, and swimming.

I hope we are going to have a very productive and rewarding academic year!!

Sucre

Mi casa 1

Mi casa 2

Mi casa 3

Cochabamba

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Sep 18 2013

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lgrajale

¡Que viva Colombia!

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Hello everybody.

My name is Luisa Fernanda Grajales and I’m the new Spanish language teaching assistant here at Willamette. I’m Colombian, born and raised in Medellín. By the way, Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia with an estimated 3.5 million people. It is located in the central mountain range of the Andes and it is the capital of Antioquia’s department. Here are some pictures!

I’m a Fulbright scholar and I will be here for a whole year. I really hope to share some of my culture, my customs, and my knowledge of the Spanish language with you. I truly want, at the end of this year, to go back home with a greater understanding of American people and culture. In addition to this, I would love to learn about all the different cultural groups gathered here at Willamette. So, if you see me around the university, just come and say ¡HOLA!

Nos vemos.

In the following video you can get a glimpse of my beautiful city!

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