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Saint Rose students in the Faculty-Led Program in Panama are learning that selfies are a language spoken across the world.

When Dr. Claire Ziamandanis, a professor of Spanish at Saint Rose, took eight students enrolled in SPA 370 for a two-week trip to Panama during the winter break recently, she added a “daily selfie” to the students’ assignments.

“Students are working on Spanish language development and are also learning about the history and culture of Panama,” Ziamandanis said. “They go out every day in pairs with assigned topics and interview Panamanians to learn more about the history and culture.”

Read more about the trip here. You can also read about how study abroad began at Saint Rose – and the alumna behind it – here.