Hi Parents!  We hope that you are having a good time, because we are having a GREAT time!  Today for history day we learned about Dominican history and how it has impacted the culture of today.  We went to different stops during our city tour of Constanza including city hall, the first fire department in Constanza, and saw an art exhibition about recycling.  After the city tour, we got to have our first self-reflection where we were able to talk about our experience in a new country and how it was affecting us and changing the way we look at things, giving us a new perspective on the way we live, and really getting to know each other better.  We also celebrated the birthday of a member of our new GG family!  We got to experience how history can affect the future of our country and how it is important to not repeat the mistakes of the past. We are enjoying staying here in Constanza and experiencing new things such as food, language, culture.  Everybody in the group is engaged in all the activities, asking a lot of thoughtful questions, and really making an effort to immerse themselves in the culture and practice the language. We are having a great time and we know that tomorrow is going to be even better than today!!!  Hope that you are reading this and seeing how much fun that we are having!  Talk to you soon!