By: Alexandria Rogers
InteRDom Correspondent, Alexandria, has completed three years of her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration and Spanish at the University of Miami, Florida. She is participating in the 2013 10-week Caribbean Summer Program.You can read more about Alexandria and her participation in the Correspondent Program here.
As time gets closer and closer, I cannot help but think about how my time will be there and the experiences that I will have. The one thing that is stopping me…PACKING! I am definitely an over packer and in my mind, I believe that I do not have enough clothes. I am shopping for additional items, that I probably don’t need, and trying to think of a way to pack them all! I also want to bring an additional bag to Dominican Republic so I can put souvenirs and anything else I buy in that bag upon returning…needless to say, I may be a little bit of a shop-a-holic. There are exactly 13 days before I leave, and even though I want time to go by slowly so that I can spend time with my family and friends, I also want the time to speed up so I can live the Dominican way of life and meet new friends! I am ready and excited for my new journey!Only two weeks are left before my journey to the Dominican Republic begins and I could not be more excited! I have always wanted to visit the country and having this opportunity is definitely a dream come true! I cannot believe that as the hours and days tick away, I am one step closer to experiencing not only just a beautiful country and great people, I will also be doing an internship of my dreams. I will be interning with the baseball headquarters in Santo Domingo and being a Sports Administration and Spanish double major, this is exactly what I want to do. I will have the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish by the end of the summer along with working in baseball, one of the most popular sports in the world and definitely the most popular sport in Dominican Republic. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to meet new friends, experience a new culture and way of life and have the best summer of my life.
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