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Jeremy Radovanic: The International Teacher

April 17, 2018

Jeremy in Barcelona Spain

Majors: Spanish Language
Minors: Education, Leadership Studies
Class of 2018

Written by Rebecca Slavik

In under two weeks, Jeremy Radovanic will be graduating from the Ohio State University with a a degree in Spanish and a double minor in leadership studies and education.  Jeremy was an active member of ResLife, the Ohio Union Activities Board, the Spanish department and many others.  When asked for some of his best memories of the four years he spent at Ohio State, he listed off a great number of opportunities, but the ones that continued to stand above all others involved his major and passion: Spanish.

 

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Oliver Reyes: Crimson & Scarlet - Creating Global Leaders through Coffee

April 10, 2018

 Oliver working at Crimson Cup

Majors: Psychology, Pre-P.A. (Physician’s Assistant)
Minors: Spanish, Business
Class of 2018

Written by Rebecca Slavik

If you’ve been an Ohio State student for more than a week, the chance is high that you’ve come across the familiar scarlet cups of Crimson Cup in the hands of students on their way to classes. The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CLLC) spoke with Dave Eldridge, professional cupper and coffee buyer for Crimson Cup, and Oliver Reyes, an Ohio State student, to discuss the background and motivation behind their partnership, and the opportunities for interested Ohio State Spanish-language students.

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David Trajkovski: Exploring Identities

April 3, 2018

David

Major: Political Science, Psychology
Class of 2019


Written by Rebecca Slavik

The study of cultures and how different people who experience different ways of life and values develop and see the world, is something inherently personal and interesting to David Trajkovski, a third year student studying psychology and political science.  David was raised in New York and both his parents come from Macedonian and were born in Yugoslavia.  He says that this unique mix of culture including his fluency in both Serbian and Macedonian help him see, “the unique makeup of the United States and the differences between domestic cultures.”

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Queena Prince: Jumping Right In

March 27, 2018

Queena Prince Jumping

Major: Public Affairs, Sociology
Class of 2019


Written by Rebecca Slavik

“Studying abroad teaches you as much about others as it does yourself,” says Queena Prince, a third year studying Public Affairs and Sociology.  She had known since studying Spanish from middle school on that at one point, her adventures would lead her to a Spanish-speaking country.  In her second year at Ohio State she saw an opportunity through the funding available with Ohio State’s Second Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) to study abroad and see that dream become a reality.

 

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Greg Zane: Pursuing the Nonconventional

March 20, 2018

Greg Zane in South Africa

Major: Public Health (Pre-Med)
Class of 2018

Written by Rebecca Slavik

Take a step into the mind of a graduating senior: day-by-day experiences at Ohio State are coming to an end; friends are planning future lives and careers, and it would seem everyone has more than ample time to reflect back on what they’ve done and where they want to go.  That is the position that Greg Zane, a graduating Pre-Med, Public Health major, finds himself in during this spring and, the final semester of his time here.  It’s bittersweet and cannot be described any other way - a death and a birth all-in-one.

This specific time of reflection has caused him to step back and take a look at everything he has accomplished as a graduating member of the class of 2018.  “Your plans and interests grow just like you do,” he says explaining how his interests in international affairs and public health merged together over time.  “They’re related in that they both deal with the finite details of cultures and languages,” and he goes on, “I didn’t always have that critical perspective and it had to grow into that.”

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