The Royal Wedding – May 19th

On Monday, November 27, 2017, The Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his son Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle, an American Actress. The wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on Saturday, May 19th (which is less than 10 days away). It is a wedding celebrated around the world, and there…

Manos Juntas – International Group

This semester, I decided to continue with the international group of Manos Juntas where I am able to volunteer at a medical clinic in Oklahoma City on Saturday’s. The “Manos Juntas” Foundation is an organization that helps low-income people get free medical care. Throughout the semester, I have volunteered at Manos Juntas many times and…

Legal Internship – Kurdistan

During the Summer of 2018, I will have the chance to intern for Hillwood Development in Dallas, Texas, where I will get to work with Ross Perot and his Legal team. During my time as a legal intern, I will learn about their overseas projects in Europe, Canada, and the Middle East; as well as…

After Undergrad Opportunities: Fulbright and Peace Corps

On the 4th of April, it was Global Engagement day at the University of Oklahoma and I attended the first session (see my last post) as well as the third session of the day. The third session consisted of “After Undergrad Opportunities” and two speakers spoke to us about the Fulbright scholarship and the Peace…

Independent Study Abroad Options

On the 4th of April, I attended the first Global Engagement Day event which focused on studying abroad independently. The event was guided by study abroad advisor, Monica Goodwin, and a Global Engagement Fellowship fellow who in the previous years has studied abroad independently. Monica Goodwin gave insight to the five study abroad options that…

Russia and the Winter Olympic Games

When I was looking through the news, I saw that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Not only are Russian officials and athletes banned from the winter games, but the Russian Flag and anthem will not be part of any of the…

South Korea + United States

A couple of days ago I wrote about how I was interested in studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea for a summer program. But on the 4th of December, there was world news about how the United States and South Korea launched large-scale joint aerial drills. The drills came a week “after North Korea said…

Return to Cuba – Film Screening

On the 30th of November, I attended a film screening of Return to Cuba. The film consisted of the main character, Barbara Ramos returning to live in Cuba with her new husband after she lived in Italy for 18 years. Throughout the film screening we were able to see a period of three years. The…

Manos Juntas – International Group

This year, I decided to take a different route when it came to the international group I would be a part of. In my Medical Spanish class, a couple of OU students came in to talk to us about Manos Juntas and how their group volunteers there. The “Manos Juntas” Foundation, located in Oklahoma City,…

International Summer Internships – Information Session

On the 30th of November, I attended a come-and-go information session over the internships offered abroad. Specifically, when I first arrived I learned a lot about the CEA  Internships Abroad. I was told many things: Depending on where I want to go, I need to look at what type of internship I would want to…

Shiza Shahid Visits Oklahoma

On the 28th of September, the Delta Gamma Alpha Iota Chapter at the University of Oklahoma hosted Shiza Shahid for lectureship. Lectureship is a program which only 19 of the Delta Gamma national chapters are able to host every other year, and Alpha Iota’s goal is to educate students about the importance of leadership and…

Foreign Film Club – The Kite Runner

At the next Foreign Film Club meeting that I attended, we were able to watch “The Kite Runner” which emphasized the country of Afghanistan. This movie is based off of a novel by Khaled Hosseini, published in 2003 and the movie was first screened in 2007. I think that the movie is such a pure story that…