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International Education

Nicaragua, 2011

Samantha CambridgeSamantha Cambridge
My name is Samantha Cambridge, and I am a second year Commerce student. I am an eighteen year old girl who loves music, reading, and writing. This is my second time traveling to Central America for a trip like this, and I am sure this one is going to be even better than the last. I am very grateful to have been chosen to go on the Vanier College Nicaragua Study Trip. This trip will not only allow me to experience new cultures first-hand, and it will educate me about important issues that many people around the world face today. I cannot wait for this eye-opening experience. I hope to come back enlightened and ready to make a difference in the world.
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Nicole ZakiNicole Zaki
Hello, my name is Nicole Zaki and it’s currently my second year at Vanier College. I’m studying in International Studies which explores different religions and cultures throughout society. I’ve always been interested in social justice and in the near future I want to change the world. I know it sounds out of reach but step by step I believe peace will be attained. Going to Nicaragua is an opportunity of a life time and I cannot wait to live with a family and get to know the cultural differences first hand. I’m nervous but also anxious to learn about their culture and come back with more of an appreciation of what we have here!
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Lili ChangiziLili Changizi
Hi! I’m Lili and I’m 20 years old. I love to play the guitar and bike ride. I am a person who is very eager to experience new things. My main goal in life is to promote peace and social awareness on important issues. I am going to participate in Vanier College’s Nicaragua Study Project and I can’t wait! We’ve been preparing for the actual trip for months now and I’ve loved it every step of the way. I think that this trip will be a life-changing experience. We are going to focus on issues that relate to the environment, social justice, as well as gender. I’m very excited to show everyone what we’ve learned.
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Janessa Brouillette-CullifordJanessa Brouillette-Culliford
Hey there! I’m in my second year of the Music & Science double DEC program, I’m 19 years old and I love working and being with people. I’m really interested in education and human rights, and those are two really big reasons I signed up for the Nicaragua trip. I also thought travelling to another country and experiencing life in a mindset and culture that completely contrasts what I’m used to would be enriching and life-changing! I have heard lots of great things about the people of Nicaragua, so on top of seeing what I can learn about the education system & women’s opportunities for education while I’m down there, I really hope I can forge some lifelong friendships along the way. My career path after CEGEP is still foggy at best, but I know that I have a lifelong goal to make a difference in the world and improve people’s lives somewhere with what I choose to do, and I think this trip is a great way to start!
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Layal TurkLayal Turk
Hi, my name is Layal Turk and I am 19 years old. I am in the law and society program and this is my last year at Vanier. I decided to join the Nicaragua study trip in order to discover a new culture, and to work on some social justice issues going on down there. My main focus is women’s right and the current situation in Nicaragua is that women cannot get an abortion under any circumstances. I am super excited for this trip and I can’t wait to share the things I’ve learned with everyone when I come back.
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Johanna JosephJohanna Joseph
My name is Johanna Joseph, and I’m 19 years old. I’m in the General Social Science program, and almost ready to graduate. I hope to go into Social Work in university, and make that my career. This is why I’m extremely excited to go to Nicaragua, because it can be a great learning experience for my future. I anticipate that when I get back I will be able to apply a lot of the things I learned over there to my life here in Canada.
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Jennipher CarreiroJennipher Carreiro
Hey I’m Jennipher, I’m in the international studies program. I’m looking forward to our trip to Nicaragua, were we’ll enjoy a real cultural experience by living with local families and integrating ourselves into their life style. I’m really excited to see what I can learn from Nicaragua and its people, and I also hope to be part of the upcoming study trips to Nicaragua which the International Education’s Office will organize! ~ buen viaje…
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