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!
WinterOn campusFavorite Class: NAIS42: Gender Topics in Native American Life
This was my second class in the NAIS department, and thus it took me one step closer to wrapping up my major. Nonetheless, it was Prof. Powell's genuine charisma and caring personality that made it my favourite of the term!
Navigating bureaucracies as an international student!
As international students, it may often feel difficult to navigate a whole new world on your own. Coming to the US for college meant not only having to get adapted to a new culture, but also to a new bureaucratic system.