I BECAME A CITIZEN!!

2019 started off pretty awesome if you asked me. I became a citizen of the US!! The process wasn’t new to me since I had a friend that went through it a year before me but I know it was new to my other friends. It started out with an application which was pretty normal if you asked me. The only shock was the price but it made understand why not everyone with a greencard becomes a citizen right away. The next step is pictures and fingerprints if you get approved and that was normal. The final step before you become a citizen is the test which for me was pretty simple since I took American History all my life but I was shocked that some of my American friends didn’t even though some of the simple questions….maybe everyone should take the test!! haha just kidding. The step after that was the ceremony which was pretty awesome because you are in a room with people from all over and you are all becoming a citizen.It was really neat meeting people who have been in the US for years and they are just getting their citizenship. Also, it was cool that if you had a child under 18 they also became a citizen that day if they weren’t. This journey make me really understand what blessing it is to be an American.

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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT DAY!!

This day is honestly my favorite part of the spring semester. I have soo much fun learning about everyone’s experience abroad. Honestly, I am a broken record when it comes to talking about my time abroad and this gives me an excuse to tell people about it. I had an awesome time learning about how I wasn’t the only one that has a medical emergency when I went abroad. It makes me feel a little better about myself..hahaha!! I can’t wait for the spring so I can attend again and listen to everyone’s story who went abroad this summer. Also, I enjoy this day because it gives me a chance to meet people in this program since we don’t have meetings. I can’t wait to write about this day again next year.

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GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT DAY!!

This day is honestly my favorite part of the spring semester. I have soo much fun learning about everyone’s experience abroad. Honestly, I am a broken record when it comes to talking about my time abroad and this gives me an excuse to tell people about it. I had an awesome time learning about how I wasn’t the only one that has a medical emergency when I went abroad. It makes me feel a little better about myself..hahaha!! I can’t wait for the spring so I can attend again and listen to everyone’s story who went abroad this summer. Also, I enjoy this day because it gives me a chance to meet people in this program since we don’t have meetings. I can’t wait to write about this day again next year.

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New CLUB???

This fall I want to join more clubs that have to do with the international community at OU that people don’t really know about. I will be joining HASA; I was been planning on joining it but I feel like in college time gets the best of you and before you know it the semester is over. I also want to join the Spanish in engineering so I can get to know more people in the engineering part of OU that have the same background as me. I’ll make sure to keep this blog updated on the upcoming clubs I join this year.

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Italian Club

I feel like I write about italian club all the time but it is honestly one of my favorite parts of OU. This semester I was not able to continue my Italian class but being a part of this club made me not lose my Italian that I will continue this fall. I am so excited to continue this since Italian is part of me. It was such a neat way for me to continue learning about the language and the culture without being in the classroom. It also makes me want to go back to study in Italy so much but I think I will branch out and study somewhere else. I can’t wait to see what Italian club has this fall.

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Italian Club

I feel like I write about italian club all the time but it is honestly one of my favorite parts of OU. This semester I was not able to continue my Italian class but being a part of this club made me not lose my Italian that I will continue this fall. I am so excited to continue this since Italian is part of me. It was such a neat way for me to continue learning about the language and the culture without being in the classroom. It also makes me want to go back to study in Italy so much but I think I will branch out and study somewhere else. I can’t wait to see what Italian club has this fall.

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Venezuela? What is going on

Most of you may not know that I am from Venezuela. I was born there and when I was six by family decided to move out of the country because both of my dad’s job and economic situation that had be going on . This past semester a lot of world has finally began to noticed what was going on in Venezuela and I was a bit shocked when OU even had event to talk about the Venezuela Crisis. I attend this event since in a way I felt like it would some what show support to the country I call my home country. I was glad that even in Oklahoma people were starting to talk about the crisis because I feel like it is an issue people aren’t aware of. Venezuela is a country that has many riches but it being run by people who only value themselves. I am hopeful that in the future Venezuela will regain its freedom. That basic items will not be hard to obtain and that people won’t be killing for food. I am grateful that OU had a event that talked about the crisis in Venezuela so people in Norman maybe will help my home country.

If anyone wants to know more about the situation in Venezuela feel free to reach out.

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ITALIAN BAKED SALE

helllooo 2019!!!

This is a late post for me because the past month and half has been crazy! In between finals and enjoying the holidays this post went over my head. Well we back!

Last semester, I had the privilege of participating in the Italian baked sale and let me tell you it was AMAZING!! Not only did we have brownies and cookies but we also had awesome Italian desserts. I wish I took pictures but I forgot :///

one of the Italian professor even made tiramisu. And let me tell you it was sooo good. It’s even making my mouth water. I’m not a big sweets gal but for some reason I tried the tiramisu and it was life changing. It was almost as good as my moms ((((ALMOST))).  I encourage everyone to try to desserts when they get change.

 

 

ps. More post should come soon.

 

love you all!!

Hope you have a great spring semester

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PARIS?

This past month; France has been going through major protests in their capital Paris and other major cities. In the pictures above there are some of the most memorable and heartbreaking photos from this protest. But, why is this happening? Why are the people going to the streets? The french are known for their protests but this is more than the common everyday protest.

I’m honestly shock I did not hear about this until recently and it has been happening for a month. It is crazy that I have been blind to the media outside of the United States.

After doing some research I have found out why this happening.

This all started by what is called the ” yelllow vest”  because of the high fuel taxes that the President of France established earlier last month. I mean fuel is already expensive in Europe I can’t image what they were when this all started. After the taxes on Fuel were removed people say this as way to protest the French Goverment. It is no suprise that France cost of living is extremely expesinve compare to its neighbording countries and the “yellow vest” protestors are tired of it. I just don’t know they should have taken it by breaking into stores and damanging the streets. I understand it can be frustating but Paris is such a beautiful city and they are destroying it.

Hopefully all this will end without anyone else getting hurt. I hope the french goverment is listening to their people and make some kind of changes.

If you want to learn about this visit BBC or google Paris Protests

 

citation:

“In Pictures: France’s Latest Protests.” BBC News, BBC, 8 Dec. 2018, www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46492988?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cxw7q5zm562t/paris&link_location=live-reporting-gallery.

 

 

 

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ITALIAN CLUB: YEAR 2

CIAO!!!

This semester was my second semester being a part of the Italian club here at OU. I was not as involved as  I wanted to be because of my workload but I still made it a point to go to certain events they held. It is nice because the club doesn’t hold unnecessary meetings throughout the semester. They just hold movies nights and conversions which are held quite often so if I  couldn’t make it one I knew another one was upcoming. Another advantage of being part of the Italian Club and going to their events is that the professors give you extra credit for going to these events. Although, it is not all about the extra credit it is nice that even though I knew I needed to be studying; I was helping my grade.

I am hoping that as I continue my journey with the Italian program at OU; I will become a bigger a part of this club and maybe even become some sort of officer.

If anyone has any question about joining the club or events that the club is hosting.

Let me know.

 

On the next post, I will take a break from talking about Italy and go towards the chaos that is currently happening in France.

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