My strengths are I am independent and quick on my feet. I am good at strategizing. I love to talk to people and get to know them. I love to travel, so being flexible is also one of my strengths. For the last 5 years, I have studied Spanish in school and then participated on the Spanish exchange sophomore year. My Spanish 6 class has focused a lot of merengue and bachata — two culturally Dominican dance music genres. We are learned about the history and even and dance classes to learn the steps of each. When we get to the DR, we will have knowledge of this music and dance and get to participate in their country of origin.
I wanted to go on this trip because I have always wanted to travel to the Dominican Republic and this is an amazing opportunity to practice my Spanish and learn about Dominican culture. I also am so excited to spend time with this group of smart girls. We will get to communicate in Spanish and learn more about each other. I hope to learn a lot of Dominican slang and make good relationships with my host family!