Hello! My name is Camirra and I am a sophomore at North Carolina State University. Currently I am majoring in middle school science education. When I’m not in class, mentoring, or snacking I’m usually exploring one of my many hobbies. My interest includes sewing, African- American literature, fitness/ health, cooking, jewelry making, and my most recent venture, karate. Some would say I dabble in lots of things because I’m easily bored, but I like to think of myself as a Renaissance woman.

As a future teacher I strive to be globally aware, culturally sensitive, and well rounded. Studying abroad is important to me because I believe that exposure to various lifestyles will help me understand and connect with my students and their families. Thanks to FEA, Fall 2013 I will be spending an entire semester at the University of Ghana in Legon. I look forward to bargaining in markets, eating spicy foods, and volunteering at a local orphanage.

Honestly, I have never been out of the country or even flown on a plane! This experience is a complete step out of my comfort zone. However I am super excited because I know my time in Ghana will be a wonderful life changing experience. From now until I leave I’ll be saving up money for buckets of mosquito spray, stockpiling on sunscreen to battle the blazing sun, and praying I get a window seat on the 22 hour plane ride!

Journal entries by Camirra