Monthly Archives: May 2015


I decided I would rather teach English to international students than continue with the OU Cousins Experience. The student I am teaching is named Mustafa and he is from Saudi Arabia. He is studying in CECL and wants practice conversing in English. Read more →

Human trafficking events 3

This blog is going to be about what I learned from attending all of the events. For one, human trafficking is still a huge problem, more so than I think most people realize. Current estimates say around 27 million people are in slavery today, and it is growing. 10’s of billions are earned every year from human trafficking. The pollution and forest… Read more →

Human trafficking events 2

Another event I went to was a speaking from a woman who had worked in Eastern Europe and seen human trafficking first hand. She had made a book and movie about her story. This event was probably the most personal of all the ones I went to because it was not focused on large statistics or global politics but rather… Read more →

Human trafficking events

So for some of my global engagement events I went to a series of lectures about human trafficking. All three have somewhat blurred together, so forgive me if I am a bit vague. One of the events I went to was a speaker who talked about the environmental impact of slavery. It was one of the most interesting talks because… Read more →

Thailand future trip

In my international troubles blog I talked about wanting to go to Thailand and having made a travel plan for a project. Here I wanted to talk about some of the things I would like to do if I ever go to Thailand. First I would get to know the capital city: I had found some good restaurants and shopping… Read more →

International troubles

Sometimes your trip can be heavily changed because of what is going on in the world. This happened to me and my mom last summer: we were undecided between going to Europe or Thailand. I had made a hypothetical trip to Thailand as a project for a class in my senior year of high school and we both fell in… Read more →


One of the things I am most excited about in studying abroad is travelling to large cities. Cities are really interesting locations where the more people you add, the more personality and unique that city becomes. You can find the best food, best coffee, best shows, etc. in big cities. This summer I am going to New York, and I… Read more →

Indian Night

Unfortunately, I missed the required meeting of Global Engagement Fellows because I got the day wrong. However, this turned out to be a stroke of luck because it incentivized  me to attend the OU Indian Night in the theatre. The theme was Indian weddings, and there was a lot of dancing and music on stage before dinner. The meal was… Read more →