What we learned over the weekend

As many of you prepare to head back to school, or get ready to apply for the FAFSA in October (!!) you might be feeing a little overwhelmed by paying for college or finances in general. Today we’re sharing some insights from the Financial Aid 101 presentation we gave alongside the Latino Student Fund this past weekend. Read on to feel a little calmer about the financial aid process…or to simply pick up some bits of financial wisdom 😉💡🏫

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The Journey is Part of the Education

Although Miguel’s parents both had college degrees from the Dominican Republic, they weren’t familiar with the in’s and out’s of the American system. He shares his experience figuring out his path, how acting as a translator for his parents helps him in his current job, and what being an educator means to him. Click to read on! 🎹🎓🎼

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A Year Abroad In Books

Continuing with last week's theme of reading more, I thought I'd lay out some of my favorites from this past year and why I think they're worth the read. These books in particular shaped my Fulbright year, guiding me through many adventures on unaccustomed earth. 📚🇹🇼✈️

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Ponder this Podcast

Podcasts are a huge source of information in my life. Recently, a friend recommended an episode that reminded me of the conversation Alejandro had with Edwin last week. The episode touches on capitalization, academic opportunity, and flaws within our education system. Basically, many of the issues I care deeply about. Read my commentary on the blog and take a listen—it’s well worth your time!

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is incredibly important. Giving thanks for the little things can have such a profound effect on our mindsets and moods, but it’s also something that is hard to remind ourselves to do. When I’m feeling grateful, I’m more motivated, more productive, and feel more goal-oriented. Click to read more about how I cultivate a grateful mindset.

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