As I prepare for my 3rd trip to Santiago, Chile with the IPDS Chile program, I can honestly say I am as excited as I was the first time around. The excitement is different this time. This time, I know what to expect and have less concern over what will happen, how things will go, etc. But, because I know how wonderful my experience was the past two times, I am thrilled to be returning to do it all over again.
I am most excited to have the opportunity, along with my colleagues - Pixita and Raquel, to lead the group of students as they discover Santiago, Spanish language, the Chilean culture, and much about themselves, both personally and professionally. We have had the opportunity to come together as a family in our weekly class sessions this spring and will soon embark on our 3 weeks of travel as a group. I am looking forward to learning and growing alongside my students and colleagues, and developing a host of new memories which will surely make the special place in my heart for Santiago, Chile grow even larger!
Hi. I'm a professor in the Exceptional Education Department at SUNY Buffalo State. I am thrilled to be heading back to Chile for the 3rd time for IPDS Chile 2017. I am looking forward to experiencing all Santiago has to offer, continuing to practice my Spanish skills, and guiding our wonderful group of student participants through this amazing experience!