Kyle Durgin spent nine weeks studying at the Juan Sisay Spanish School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, supported by a Gilman Scholarship. He recorded his experience in a photo blog.
Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America.
Diego Verdugo was one of only three students chosen for Principal Financial Group’s prestigious Leadership Development Program in 2012. A two-month internship with Southern Cone Group in Uruguay helped his application.
Anton Daughters, ACM/Mellon post-doctoral teacher-scholar fellow in anthropology, will give a lecture on April 19th titled “Torture in Colonial Spain’s Northwestern Frontier: The 1686 Case of Joseph Romero ‘Canito.’”
Student Victoria Levasseur explains how Cornell’s unique block plan allows her to wholeheartedly pursue her varied passions.
Andrew Kinn experienced a “dream job” with the Dallas Cowboys while still a student, thanks to his two-month Cornell Fellowship with the team. The experience helped launch his career in sports management after college.
On May 8th, the Spanish department presents its annual play, “Botanica,” by Dolores Prida and directed by Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour.
For Bobby Boughton, majoring in Latin American Studies meant frequent travels Spanish-speaking countries, including studies and work at a Spanish language school in Guatemala.
A major benefit of Cornell’s block calendar for Spanish students is studying abroad for a month or longer any time it’s convenient while earning language course credits. Cornell’s Spanish program maintains relationships with two particular schools in Guatemala, and a number of recent students have studied at each of them.
Brittany Atchison knows she will dedicate her life to addressing issues of social justice and inequality, and she already boasts a two-page resume documenting her efforts. For starters, she’s completed internships with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C. and with the grassroots organization Bread for the World in Minneapolis. She also interned with the […]
Britton Zuccarelli ’07 earned a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and plans to eventually practice bilingual medicine with a specialization in adolescent medicine, family practice or pediatrics. As an undergraduate she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and Spanish, with a minor in chemistry.
In 2008, two Cornell courses traveled to Bolivia for nine weeks, and in 2004 students spent an entire semester in Bolivia and neighboring countries. During the trips, students hone their Spanish skills while immersed in Bolivian culture, including homestays, internships at local schools and daycares, and visits to several important cities and sites.
In the spring of 2006, Spain was the destination for the block-long course Peninsular Culture and Civilization led by Professor Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour. Students enjoy homestays in addition to visits to numerous cities and cultural sites, including the capital city of Madrid, the historic city of Sevilla, the Moorish Alhambra palace at Granada, the Roman Ruins […]
As a first-year, second grade teacher at a bilingual elementary school in Buckeye, AZ, Katie Preston says she relied heavily on materials and lessons from Cornell education courses to suggest changes almost immediately.