https://flic.kr/p/JsKusk “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen-hundred-ninety-two”; this is a nursery rhyme that I presume most if not all folks in the U.S. learn as toddlers. I recall my own experiences in elementary school, when we would dress up as indigenous peoples- whom Columbus mistakenly named “Indians,” and for whom I knew no other … Continue reading Columbus/Colón: Perspectives from the DR
https://flic.kr/p/268isQP I attend a class for accelerated intermediate Spanish each day between Monday and Thursday from 3-5 PM, but that is not my only commitment while I am in Santiago de los Caballeros! “UF in the Dominican Republic” is a service-learning program, the goal of which is to achieve maximum immersion by volunteering to address … Continue reading The Prison Next Door: Learning Through Service
https://flic.kr/p/24rrXHf This is wild. I had never been outside of the United States, and now as I write I’ve been in the Dominican Republic for one full day! Hello loves, my name is Billy! Well, just so we don’t get off on the wrong foot and you can’t accuse me of hiding any truths, it’s … Continue reading ¿Que lo que? ¡La República Dominicana!
George Billy Hackett is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. To learn more about George's program, click here: UF in the Dominican Republic - Language, Culture, and Service Learning. What is your year and academic concentration? Year: Rising Third Year, Class of 2020Majors: Political Science and International Studies … Continue reading Billy: Summer in the DR