My name is Emily McLaughlin and I will be one of the many bloggers for the 2016 J-term Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Before we embark on this journey, the class, our instructors, as well as I have had meetings to discuss what we will be experiencing on this journey of a lifetime. This blog will be an awesome way for our friends and family to experience the journey along with us. I think I can speak for everyone and say that we are so excited to learn, as well as experience the Caribbean in a whole new way.
First I will talk a little bit about myself! I am currently a junior at Luther College with a major in communication studies and minor(s) in biology and environmental studies. During this J-term I am looking forward to learning about another part of the world, being able to learn more about myself, and become a more aware and a better world citizen.
For each blog, there will be different people from our group that will be writing about their experiences and thoughts. I know I am looking forward to reading their blogs as well as experiencing these moments along side them.
Thanks for reading this first blog post, and I hope you all keep reading along side our adventure! It is only a short 10 days till we begin!