Luz Alfaro

Attending:Grinnell College
Studying in India, South Africa, and Jordan | *SITA Nallennam Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Namaste! Hallo!
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): Grinnell College
Expected graduation year: 2022
Destination city & country: Delhi, India; Cape Town, South Africa; Amman, Jordan
Program provider: SIT Study Abroad
Major/minor: Sociology & Biochemistry
Demographics: Hispanic/Latinx, First-Generation American, First-Generation College Student
Future career aspirations: My ultimate career goal is to become a socially-responsible and culturally-competent global citizen and physician-scientist. To positively impact as many people as possible and inspire beneficial change on all societal levels, I will aim to build a social media presence where I can share my experiences as a first-generation/low-income college student and physician-scientist. I firmly believe in the power of human connection, wellness, and being proactive in embodying the change we want to see in our surroundings using our lived experiences as valuable resources of knowledge. Countless people and communities have brought me to where I am today and have contributed to who I am. I owe it to my support systems and to the world to pass forward the love, care, and investment I have been given to others.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: My top goal for my time abroad is to create lasting and fulfilling relationships with the people I will be interacting with throughout the global regions I will be visiting. Second, I want to fully immerse myself into opportunities for growth each day while I am abroad, learning and engaging with my environments on an academic, social, and personal level. My last top goal is to document my journey effectively for future reference and then share the knowledge I gained with a larger audience that may be interested in having a similar enriching and life-changing study abroad experience.

Journal Entries By Luz

Post-Study Abroad Reflections and Lessons!

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Jun 08th 2022

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Southern Jordan Excursion

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on May 25th 2022

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Natural and Privatized Sites of Healing

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on May 25th 2022

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Homestay #2 and Experiential Immersion

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on May 25th 2022

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South Africa Reflections

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on May 25th 2022

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Closing a Chapter and Moving Forward Responsibly

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on May 25th 2022

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Letting the Data Speak and Interrogating Metaphors

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 29th 2022

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It Takes a Village

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 29th 2022

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Leading with Vulnerability and Resolution

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 24th 2022

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The Violences of Apartheid and Striving for Balance

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 23rd 2022

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“See you later”s and Misguided Judgements

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 09th 2022

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Excursion Week and Conflictive Decisions

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 09th 2022

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“See you later”s and Misguided Judgements

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 02nd 2022

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We Give Contributions, not Donations

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Mar 02nd 2022

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Where are you from?

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Feb 23rd 2022

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Settling In before Picking Up Again

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Feb 23rd 2022

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Beginning the Journey Abroad! (Luz Alfaro | India, South Africa, & Jordan)

Scholar: Luz Alfaro

Posted on Feb 04th 2022

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