Sunday, May 22, 2016

Greetings and Salutations

Greeting and Salutations! My name is Logan Rayvon Miller and I am nineteen years old.  On the day of September 20, 1996, I was born to the parents of Sonya and Vincent Miller.  I have a younger sister named Lexus and a Cocker Spaniel named DJ.   I am a person who is very kind, considerate, outgoing, social, and humble.  I enjoy helping individuals and I love putting a smile on people’s faces. I am a rising sophomore at the Citadel with a double major in Exercise Science and Spanish.  I hold a 3.6 GPA and I have goals of becoming a Bilingual Physician Assistant.  Although I have a busy life, I am a Hurdler on the Citadel Track & Field Team; I am an avid reader, and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  
Over the years, I have developed a deep love for the Spanish Language.  In high school, I took Spanish classes I, II, III, IV.  As a cashier for a movie theatre and DecisionPathHR, I have had to speak Spanish to Hispanics who struggled with their English.  These experiences have helped me understand the Spanish Language, but this trip will help me even more. For Summer 2016, I will be traveling to Cuenca, Ecuador.  With Professor Hellín and Dr. Segle, I will totally immerse myself in the culture for four weeks.   While there, I will take six-credit hours of Spanish Intensive Language and Culture Courses with Don Quijote.  In addition, I will participate in different activities including dance and cooking classes, music exhibitions, movies, excursions in Machu and lectures about Ecuadorian history.  I will have the opportunity to stay with an Ecuadorian family and I will learn more about the customs and traditions of Ecuador.  
I chose the trip to Cuenca, Ecuador because I wanted to travel somewhere different.  Many people who are studying abroad this summer chose Spain, but Cuenca is located in the Andes Mountains. Plus, the city is rich in history, architecture, and is known for its rich intellectual, artistic, and old-fashioned tradition.  Overall, I am very excited about the trip and what Ecuador has in store for me.    Studying abroad to Ecuador will be a great opportunity for me to leave the nest, explore the vast world at my feet, and contribute an array of different ideas to a learning environment that will help people, challenge assumptions, and broaden different perspectives.


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