Antônio Jorge Medeiros Batista Silva
Antônio's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn campusFavorite Class: SPAN 20: Writing and Reading
This class is an introduction to the Spanish minor and major courses and, although I did not expect to particularly like it, it not only turned out to be my favourite but it made me start considering a degree in the department!
WinterOn campusFavorite Class: THEA 10.68: Staging Rebellion
In this class, we analysed different productions of Latinx American theatre. Prof. Analola Santana was probably the best person I met this year at Dartmouth. Being her student was a very important experience as I try to navigate my potential majors and minors.
SpringOn campusFavorite Class: NAS 30.25: Intro Indigenous Languages
In this class, I was able to carve time out of my busy Dartmouth schedule to study and learn my Indigenous language: Krenak. With the help of Prof. Gokke, all students were encouraged to develop a final project that spoke to their community's needs for language learning and revitalisation. It was an extremely important class for me, not only academically, but also for my personal healing process.
FallMadrid, SpainFavorite Class: SPAN 36: Urban Identities
I had the honour of spending my sophomore fall in Madrid, taking part in the Spanish FSP. There, Prof. Martín was not only a great professor, responsible for my favourite lecture of the program, but also an incredible company throughout our classes and in-country trips. Great way to wrap up my Spanish minor, honestly!
A Tropical Heart in Hanover!
This is my survival guide to being a tropics boy at Dartmouth!
- No. 1
Make yourself at home!
In my new room, I am very lucky to have a lot of space to decorate. I filled my walls with posters and finally got my plants back from Catharine, my friend who was serving as a host mom while I was away. No doubts I've managed to make this place look, smell, and feel like home. This is a big differential when trying to survive the outside weather!
- No. 2
Commit to activities, even if indoors!
For me, this one item is a bit of a two-birds-one-stone situation. Although I've decided to not dance this term, I am taking vinyasa yoga classes, which count towards my PE credit! Yes, Dartmouth students have to take PE courses, but this is more fun than it sounds, I promise!
- No. 3
Surround yourself with your support network!
Bring your friends into the scene!
One of the reasons I decided to drop my second FSP and not stay abroad for three terms was having realised that it would have been too much time away from the people I care about. I needed to be here this term, both for them and for myself :)