My major is public health and one of my professors and classmates are going to Puerto Rico to learn about their health care system and participate in a service project. Here is some helpful vocabulary that relates to health. Illness- la enfermedad astma el asma measles El sarampión cold El resfiado Heart attack El ataque… Continue reading Health- la salud
I am so excited to try new foods and eat real Puerto Rican cuisine! Eating out (fuera comer) is a way to experience the culture of a foreign country. It is important to know what all menu items mean and to order something that will be enjoyed. If someone has an allergy, it is crucial… Continue reading Eating out- comer fuera
When ordering in a restaurant or in a coffee shop in another country, it is crucial that pronunciation of each word is clear and that the proper words are chosen. Some words mean multiple things in different contexts, so I need to be careful with what I say! I love coffee! I used to work… Continue reading ¡Yo neccesito café!
Etiquette in Puerto Rico It is imperative to know the proper etiquette with communication, physical interactions and what is worn to occasions. By studying the etiquette before traveling, unwanted confusion and awkwardness will not occur. Social norms are embedded in our cultural with how we all were raised and by the people we associate with.… Continue reading Tips for Having Proper Etiquette
San Juan, Puerto Rico is beautiful. I am so ecstatic for the public health department trip in January. It will be surreal to actually be able to walk through San Juan and embrace the culture. This is my very first trip to a Spanish speaking country and it is only the beginning! For now I… Continue reading Videos of Puerto Rico
Listening to Spanish music and movies in Spanish is very helpful in learning the language. I am hoping that my trip to Puerto Rico will involve listening to a live Spanish band. I absolutely love music. Spanish music in Puerto Rico Old Puerto Rican music Traditional Music Live Bomba Music in San Juan
For my birthday my oldest sister bought me a Spanish bilingual dictionary and I absolutely love it! It is a perfect tool in studying another language. It is a visual dictionary that is very detailed! It’s the perfect size and is light compared to other Spanish textbooks! Now, I just need to find a Spanish… Continue reading Learning Vocabulary &Common Phrases