I've learned that nothing absotutely nothing goes to waste. As I embark my new journey as a Resident Assistant for Upward Bound at SUNY College at Buffalo I am amazed, as well as mentally prepare for what's next. I owe half that reason to studying abroad in Chile. Today, as I underwent my first day of training I was told that " about 2/3 of the incoming students for the summer program are immigrants from a different country and are classified as ESL students. Amazed, that through EDU 389 I was taught how to create different ideas to help those that are studying english as a second language. Furthermore, my experiences in the Chilean school's and in Chile itself have gave me the patience and understanding to break the barrier between the unknowwn. I knew coming back that studying abroad would benefit me. I've heard things in the past such as " when you apply to a job/career, studying abroad would make you stand out." However this is more enriching. It shows that the program does the job and although I am not an education major, I know enough to defend myself and help educate others. Which I hope to make a long term goal. Cheers to this new journey and the future memories that I will create. Cheers to DR. PATTI and DR. Del Prado for preparing us mentally and emotinally for this trip. Cheers to the friendships that would be everlasting. Cheers to the Education department. Cheers to Universidad Mayor. Cheers to CHILE, may I be gifted again to visit your soil. I would miss you dearly and all the components that you brought to my life.
Thank you for the opportunity to express who I was through different barriers unknown to me. The Education Department would forever hold a VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART <3.
Hola! My name is Alexia Matos-Mateo and I am currently attending SUNY College at Buffalo ( Buffalo State College). I'm pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Intelligence Analysis and a minor in deviance.