T’Ericka Perry attended class at Barcelona International College for 8 weeks through the organization CIS Abroad. She attended three classes, two Spanish classes and one International Business class, where she had the opportunity to visit local international businesses like Roca and learn how it functions. She also had the opportunity to volunteer with Igualdad Animal, an organization that works for equal rights for animals. T’Ericka felt completely immersed in Spanish culture as she lived in a homestay with a family that did not speak English. Much of her free time was spent visiting different architectural monuments and museums in Barcelona, in particular the Sagrada Familia and the Catalan Museum of Art. She also attended numerous Spanish festivals and cultural events such as the “human towers.” On the weekends, T’Ericka took advantage of the opportunity to travel to various destinations throughout Europe. She was also able to travel to various destinations within Spain where she experienced distinctly enjoyable peoples, foods, and language.
CEE Title: Get Connected
T’Ericka helped create Get Connected, an event that introduced Waynesburg faculty, staff, and students to customs and cultures from around the world. T’Ericka and her team partnered with several organizations such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Narimon Jewelry, International Justice Mission and Ten Thousand Villages to offer students insight into the similarities between global and domestic issues. Her team also invited a steel drum trio to perform Caribbean music, Muslim women from Pittsburgh to discuss Islam, and South Korean students to assist in Korean name art.