Program: UF in the DR - Service Learning, UF in Merida - Tropical Ecology & Spanish
Program Type: UF - Sponsored
Major: Spanish & International Studies
Minor: Teaching English as a Second Language
Office Hours: Mondays 1:55-2:45
Hi there! My name is Blaire Moraski (she/her), and I studied abroad in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic with the UF in the DR - Language, Culture, and Service Learning program for Summer A 2022. Then, for Summer B, I studied abroad in Merida, Mexico with the UF in Merida - Tropical Ecology and Spanish program. As a Spanish major interested in education and nonprofits, UF in the DR was the perfect program to help me improve my Spanish and also get volunteering experience in early education. Then, UF in Merida helped me continue to build upon my language skills and also learn about societal connections to nature and the environment. During my summer abroad, I also made amazing new friends, learned more about myself, pushed my comfort zone, and had a blast exploring new cities and landscapes, so I can’t recommend studying abroad enough!