Meeting Friends: ¡Al Norte!

Derek and Alberto
Derek and Alberto

By Josue Q. Estrada

Derek Dang who enrolled in Spanish 301 had the opportunity to develop a relationship through Skype with a student from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. The purpose of this virtual exchange was to promote dialogue and intercultural exchange of ideas.

During our tour of the University, our Al Norte group meet Dang’s friend, Alberto, his virtual peer who he maintained contact with. Alberto wearing a Seattle Seahawks cap that was gifted to him by Dang, meet us on campus and we watched as both Dang and Alberto meet in-person for the first time. We could see just how thrilled they were to be in the company of each other. This was a moment they will both always remember and it was facilitated through the Al Norte Program.

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