Five Academic Goals – Jamila Flowers

  1. Learn and understand Cuban culture
    1. Be able to know cultural dances, religions, foods etc.
    2. Grasp the heart of what it means “to be Cuban” (what the natives consider it to mean)
  2. Enhance my Spanish vocabulary
    1. Be able to understand the Cuban dialect and be able to differentiate it from other dialects
    2. Learn Cuban slang
  3. Speak more fluently (grammatically)
    1. Be able to process full sentences without stopping to process grammar forms
  4. Adjust to a new learning environment
    1. Gain valuable experience for future career
    2. Build connections with professors and natives
  5. Do well in classes
    1. Keep adequate study time
    2. Take notes
    3. Look for opportunities to do better