First Blog Post!

Hello and welcome to my global engagement blog! This is the nifty area where I will be posting all manner of tales and musings from my journey towards becoming a more global citizen. I have been given a wonderful opportunity by the University of Oklahoma and its College of International Studies to widen my perspective of the world and I plan to make full use of this good fortune. The scholarship awarded to me will allow me to travel and study abroad at least twice in my academic undergrad career at OU, as well as participate in international events and spread to others the immense knowledge I will gain along my journey.
As a freshman at OU, I am currently undecided in my major, but I know that I want a career working with and helping people. I feel as if I have a natural ability to make connections with people, and something that I want to do with my life is make people feel special. I find that I am at my happiest when I am making others happy. I really love psychology, and I may decide to pursue such a major, but I want to play the field a little bit and get a better feel for what my options are before I make a definitive decision.
My first opportunity for studying abroad is coming up this summer, and I am currently thinking about the Journey to Tanzania program. Recently a new opportunity arose that could mean a trip to Mexico and Brazil this summer reserved specifically for Global Engagement Fellows (GEFs for short), and I am also strongly considering that option. The possibilities are truly endless at the University of Oklahoma, and I am so excited for my journey to begin!