Author Archives: Sarai Quiel

About Sarai Quiel

I just graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelors in International Business. Instead of taking the next normal step in life (aka finding a 9-5 job), for 8 GLORIOUS months, I will be teaching English in Malaga, Spain! Obviously because of my choice location, I wholeheartedly enjoy soccer, travelling, photography, reading, Salvador Dali, the beach and living life to the fullest. Click on my blog to read about my life as an expat and my latest travel adventures!

A definite success all around!

Remember when I talked about that finish line in my earlier blog? Yes, we just past it and we past it finishing in 1st place! A class of 12 dedicated Honors students has raised more than $4,000 dollars for shipping … Continue reading

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Enlightenment at MacDill Air Force Base

This past Monday (April 11), my classmates and I, along with Mrs. Temple and SMSgt Rex Temple’s mom Maxine, went on a tour on the MacDill Air Force Base. This awesome field trip was a reward for our hard work? … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward

A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported us this past Wednesday! It was a great experience for me and my classmates to see USF’s support. We sold 17 out of the 20 donated boxes from Papa … Continue reading

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Almost at the finish line

Although I love to play soccer, running and I are not friends. To be exact, we’re pretty much frenemies. I’ve always wondered how track or marathon runners run and run and run until they complete the finish line. Most runners … Continue reading

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AAUW sponsors 10 boxes

Right before Spring Break, I was really nervous about how I was going to come up with the shipping money to send my 10 boxes. It’s hard to ask people for money especially in this economy. Fortunately, there are people … Continue reading

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$12.95 to ship a dream!

As we sat in class and discussed our progress on our end of the year goals, I realized Kati and I totally forgot about our money situation. For every APO box we send to Afghanistan, it costs $12.95. Doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Hunting for School Supplies!

This past week Kati and I went on five hunts. Yes, FIVE hunts! I almost felt like the pirate Jack Sparrow trying to find the lucrative treasure. The lucrative treasure being our twenty boxes of school supplies. To better organize … Continue reading

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Working hard to achieve our goals

This Tuesday was a super busy day for me. Not only was I dreading a class PowerPoint presentation (which I’m pretty sure I aced!), but I had two opportunities to speak to some student organizations about School Supplies for Afghan … Continue reading

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Taking advice and using it

Time. It seemed like we had all the time in the world to make this organization a success. I can’t believe how fast this semester has gone by! We’re about halfway through the semester and I can’t help but reflect … Continue reading

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Our class gets on TV

In a society where we’re constantly shown either the evils of the world or the latest Hollywood scandal, it’s great to see a news piece that shows the goodness of mankind. It was the second week of class that the … Continue reading

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