We’d like to introduce ourselves: we are the Dominican Republic Youth Ambassadors, and we’re a friendly and talkative bunch! 😀
We are a group of youth ages 15-20 from San Juan who will be your Local Youth Ambassadors, your friends and your coteachers in English Tutoring. We volunteer with Global Glimpse so we can practice our English, serve our community and make lasting friendships… with you!
We like sports, and during your visit we can spend some time together teaching all of you Glimpsers how to play some typical and less known games such as vitilla, chatica and jaque. Plus, we can teach you some dance moves! San Juan is well known for the alleged witchcraft, and some of our country’s magical myths have their roots in our lands, so if you want to learn what a ciguapa is or who Santa Marta is, your young local ambassadors can teach you about them and many aspects of our rich and deep culture this summer! Just ask – we probably have an answer, but if we don’t, we can find that out together.
Also we can chat about our delicious gastronomy and our funny slang, which is part of what makes the modern Dominican dialect so unique and expressive.
Now, a little bit about us:
Saory likes to read and watch movies and she’s looking forward to becoming a photography director in the future. She’s an ambassador because she loves and enjoys community work and cultural exchange, as well as the opportunity to improve and evolve as an English speaker. She is excited to show the Glimpsers as much as she can about her culture!
Saul likes to visit different places and listen to music. He is an ambassador because he’s interested in cultural exchange and he wants to learn about many cultures. He is most excited to show Glimpsers how to dance!
Genesis likes sports. She is an ambassador because she is interested in learning about American culture and interested in teaching Americans about the Dominican culture. She is also very excited to teach the Glimpsers how to dance.
Jeison likes to play volleyball and watch Netflix. He is an ambassador so that he can improve his English. He is most excited about creating new friendships.
Daniel likes adventure and playing baseball. He is an ambassador so he can learn more about other places and practice English. He is most excited about helping with the CAP projects.
Ricardo likes to sing and eat (especially beans and locrio). He is an ambassador because he wants to represent Dominican culture. He is most excited about building friendships and being part of the Glimpsers’ experience.
Edward likes to read books and listen to music, as well as play sports. He is an ambassador because he is interested in learning about other cultures and improving his English skills. He is most looking forward to dancing with the Glimpsers and showing them San Juan.
Jefry likes to travel and dance bachata. He is an ambassador because he likes to meet new people. He is looking forward to being spontaneous with the Glimpsers.
Francisco likes traveling and meeting new people. He is an ambassador because he wants to learn about American culture. He is excited to show all the Glimpsers San Juan.
Stalin likes extreme sports, hiking, and swimming. He is an ambassador because he wants to learn more about American culture and to develop his English skills. He is looking forward to spending time with the Glimpsers in the summer.
Karina likes to dance, sing, and read. She is an ambassador because she wants to learn about a new culture and she likes to help her community. She also wants to speak more English! She is most excited to visit new places with the Glimpsers.
We are so excited to meet you, learn, and teach by your side!