Hi! My name is Stephanie and I am a fourth year Liberal Studies major (studying to get my multiple subject teaching credential) and Child Development minor. I am Jewish and belong to the same temple I have belonged to for my whole life, where I had my Hebrew Baby Naming, Bat Mitzvah, and Confirmation. I went to Preschool and Religious School there as well. Although I do not consider myself very religious, I do have background knowledge of my faith and just completed my first year as a Sunday School teacher for second and third graders. I enjoy celebrating the High Holidays and other common holidays with my family and friends. Also, my family sent me on an organized one-month trip to Israel with other Jews when I was a teenager. I do not go to temple services more than once a month.
Although I have been Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Israel, and the Caribbean, I have never been to London, let alone Europe. I am so excited to be studying, traveling, site-seeing, and observing the culture in this beautiful city. After being here for just a few days, I am already in love with the art, architecture, history, and everything else in London and I am going to make the most out of my experience here!
I am most excited to learn about and visit the touristy venues with the other students on this trip and traveling to a few countries in Europe for the first time without my family. I am very fortunate to have this experience and my main goals are to create lifelong memories and make new friends!