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Posted on: 14 October 2017 BY: DCorbafo

My favorite thing about my school would be its view because we have big school grounds with different type of buildings (modern and old look) and it has so many trees and plants.

One class that I really love in this semester would be World Religions class because I get to broaden my views on other religions and their tradition. The topics that are covered in this class include the Indigenous Tradition, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jewish, Christian and Islam. This class gives me the opportunity to do an active encounter and community service. For my indigenous tradition active encounter, I attended the 'Inipi', a sweat lodge ceremony done by the Lakota people. It was an amazing experience!!

The most challenging aspect of my courses would be the amount of assignments they have. This semester, I am taking 5 courses and I use time management strategy in order to overcome this challenge. For example, every time I receive an assignment, I would do it right away and I also divide my time well in order to complete my assignments. In addition, I am part of international club.