To Javi with LOVE

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It is very important for myself and the students at UMass Lowell who traveled to Chile to thank Javier Cifuentes. He is the son of Manuel Cifuentes who works for UMass Lowell.

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Javier is a student at BU and a previous resident of Chile before moving to the United States at age nine. He is fluent in Spanish and knows Chile. This young man took upon the huge responsibility of being our liaison and translator. He willingly gave up his own semester break to travel with us and listened to our many questions such as "what does this mean," "can you tell me how to ask the patient (bus driver, waiter, banker etc.)" and a million other questions. 

He is a kind, generous and joyful person to travel with. This trip challenged him as well as us and we thank him for his invaluable assistance.

Thanks Javi! 

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We (the Office of Study Abroad) has been very excited to watch and read about the travels of this faculty-led student group! What a fantastic learning experience you all have had. I am sure you have all taken away invaluable information that will help in your healthcare career. We are happy to support any further international experiences you may be considering! Perhaps a Spanish for healthcare program? :)
Welcome back and thank you, to Valerie King and Javier & Manuel Cifuentes for leading and making this student global experience a reality as well as to the students for reporting on this blog!.

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