January Term 2011
Hi! My name is Alana Carroll. I migrated from Dallas, Texas. I am a First-Year at Salem College, and a part of the class of 2014. I am involved in Gospel choir, Chamber Choir, and the Salem College Soccer Team.
I plan to major in Psychology. I have interests in the following Minor/Majors:
This Adventure takes place in Italy with the Salem College Soccer Team. I'm sure to have stories to tell and pictures to share. I hope you enjoy my blog!
My name is Angela Mojica and I am a sophomore at Salem College planning to double major in Spanish and International Business. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
This Jan Term, with the help of the Wachovia Scholarship, I will be traveling to Argentina. This two-week trip was designed to focus on the marketing and branding of Argentina through its business, art, food, wine and culture. Salem has given me multiple opportunities to study abroad including trips to Mexico and Greece. Having been on previous study abroad trips, I know the importance of learning new things about different cultures. With all the knowledge and insight that I have gained from these trips, I am very excited for what awaits me in Argentina. My hispanic background and fluency in Spanish will help me make the most of this trip as I explore another Hispanic culture. I have a very full schedule for the next two weeks but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Hi! My name is Desiree' Knight. I am a Junior from Rome, Georgia. I am a double Accounting and Economics major, with a College Honors minor.
During the past two Jan Term sessions I have taken classes at Salem. However, this year, with the help of Professor Herb Schuette, I have designed my own independent study. I will be doing two things this month. First, I will be studying the Euro, with in-depth research in regards to the current Greek "tragedy" in the Eurozone and the Germany success within that same Eurozone. Second, I will be traveling to Prague, Czech Republic to spend seven days exploring the culture and history of the city as well as looking at the emerging Eastern European economies.
This summer I spent four weeks studying Emerging Global Economics at Oxford University in England, UK. While there I was introduced to the topics I will be studying during Jan Term. By designing this independent study, I hope to learn more about European economies and the newly-developing Euro.
I am very excited to begin my JanTerm experiences and am glad you all are joining me! Enjoy.
Until next week in Prague.
Though photography is one my hobbies and has been since high school, there are still several areas in which I need improvement. I'm not very good at taking pictures in low light or with a flash. I'd also like to learn more about taking pictures of people and landscapes. I think some of my framing definitely needs improvement and I could probably use more practice at finding patterns and focal points. Having a basic working knowledge of photography and SLR cameras will help me in this class because I can hone in on the areas that need improvement. I also want to find out if I've cultivated bad habits in taking pictures. It could be that I've got the basics completely wrong.
I've been meaning to take more photography courses, but I've never had time in my schedule, so this Jan Term is a perfect way to accomplish this. I'd also like to learn how to use my grandfather's camera, since I've been used to more modern cameras.
I'm very excited about this Jan Term! I'll also be posting the photographs I'll be taking and developing, since I just got a snazzy new printer for Christmas and can scan the photographs onto my computer.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I'll be enjoying making it!