¡Hola Global Glimpsers & Families!

Welcome to the blog page of Jarabacoa, DR blog page. Throughout the blog, you will get a glimpse into the experiences of our participants.

My name is Claire De Leon (right) and I am currently a Spanish teacher at Clemente. In my free time, I love to cook vegan food, sing, and go on adventures. I am a cat mom of 2 sweet kitties that I care for with my partner John. I have travelled to 8 Spanish-speaking countries, but I have never been to the DR. I am a lifelong learner and travel has taught me so much and I am so excited to travel and learn with you this summer!

My name is Yesenia Aguila (left) and I am one of the Global Glimpse Leaders (GL) on this trip. I am currently a Spanish teacher at Noble Street College Prep and I am very excited to go on this journey with you. This will be my first time traveling to the Dominican Republic, but I have led students in other countries. I have traveled with students to Valparaiso, Chile, Alicante, Spain, and Setúbal, Portugal. I have also traveled to 7 other countries with friends or family. My experiences abroad have instilled in me a desire to travel and learn more about different cultures and I hope that this will be a transformative experience for all.

I’m sure that we’ll embrace all of the experiential learning and we’ll be brave to step outside of our comfort zone and use what we are learning to communicate with those around us.