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France 2020 Ineffable Miami: Little Havana by Jorge Jacob

Biography

Jorge Jacob is currently an Honors college student at Florida International University pursuing a degree in Biochemistry. He has plans to graduate Fall 2020 with the idea of entering Medical school soon after in order achieve his goal of becoming a doctor. At the moment Jorge works at the FIU Mastery Math Lab and is involved in helping students learn multiple math concepts involving College Algebra, Precalculus, and Trigonometry. A few of his passions include playing video games, cooking, gardening, space exploration, and science. Found below are several reflections written about locations visited during the Spring 2020 France Study Abroad Program.

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ESP 2020 ineffable Miami: Pembroke Pines by Thomas Connell

Thomas Connell (pictured on the left) CC by 4,0

Biography

My name is Thomas Connell and I am a sophomore in the honors college at Florida International University. I am an electrical engineering major at the college of engineering. My goal is to graduate and work on the different space exploration projects at NASA. I love to travel and to experience new things because life always has an adventure up ahead.

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España 2020 Ineffable Miami: Downtown Miami by Monserrat Garcia

BIOGRAPHY

My name is Monserrat Garcia. I am a senior at Florida International University. Majoring in Political Science, I hope to one day go to law school and advocate on behalf of those who need a voice in the court of law.

Living in Miami my whole life has exposed me to the various cultures of the residents who reside in the different neighborhoods of the city. Being raised by a family that immigrated from Nicaragua at times was difficult, but the diversity in city and a large Hispanic community always helped me and my family feel at home. Each section of Miami differs from one another. It differs in the residents that reside, the restaurants, businesses, and landmarks that founded each section of Miami’s history. Downtown Miami is considered to be the NYC of Miami. It is the part of Miami that offers the lifestyle of a big city while being just steps from the beach.

GEOGRAPHY

Map of Downtown Miami and the town limits produced by Google Maps

HISTORY

Speak about the history of the city. The historical buildings that are in the area and the founders of the city.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Talk about the current demographics, compare them to the demographics in the other parts of Miami.

LANDMARKS

List landmarks and give their history and descriptions. Ex. Freedom Tower, Gesu Catholic Church, Bayside Market, and the Miami Design District.

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Italia Spring 2020 Ineffable Miami: Brickell by Mark Rodriguez

Student Biography

My name is Mark Rodriguez, I am a Junior at FIU and currently studying Accounting. I love playing and watching sports, primarily basketball and golf. Traveling has brought me some of my fondest memories, just this past winter break I visited Spain and Morocco. For my project I have chosen Brickell, I believe that it represents the “modern” Miami while still maintaining the diversity found throughout the rest of the city. As I continue to learn more and more about this part of Miami I will continue to post it here, hope you enjoy!

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España 2020 Ineffable Miami: Key Biscayne by Alondra Estevez

Biography

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Photo by Amanda Estevez (CC by 4.0)

Hello, my name is Alondra Estevez! I am an Honors College student at Florida International University studying Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications (PRAAC). I am also pursuing a certificate in Pre-Law Skills and Professional Values. My goal is to attend Law School within the next year and become an attorney specializing in media law. I was born in Miami, Florida and have lived here my entire life.

Geography

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Delineate, define, and describe the neighborhood you have selected. This section must include a map and original photographs by the student of the neighborhood. The student should describe both the urban and natural landscape.

History

Provide a thorough, researched, and cited history of the neighborhood.

Demographics

List population and characteristics of residents (age, gender, income level, cultural roots). Feature a bio and portrait of one resident that the student interviewed.

Landmarks

List and describe the museums, monuments, and historical landmarks of the neighborhood. Select three to highlight.

Green

List and describe the green spaces and parks of the neighborhood.

Transportation

Describe all modes of transportation within the neighborhood and what are the results of this.

Food

Where are the best and authentic places to eat. Select three to highlight.

Businesses

Describe and list a selection of unique businesses in the neighborhood. Do not list chains. Select three to highlight.

Summary

Assess the neighborhood. What works? What doesn’t?

ASC Who Art Miami Spring 2020: Matthew Haimes

Artist: Carlos Betancourt

Student Biography

My name is Matthew Haimes and I am currently in my second year of college at Florida International University. I am currently majoring in mathematics as I want to go to graduate school and one day become a mathematician. I have always enjoyed spending time to appreciate art throughout my life and this fascination has taken me across the world to look at what I believe to be the most influential pieces of art. My hobbies include solving Rubik’s cubes, frisbee, volleyball, and studying. I enrolled in this class to learn more about the art world and delve deep into different forms of art and how they have been used to change society.

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MIM Ineffable Miami Spring 2020: North Miami Beach by Gabriela Lastra

Biography

Gabriela Lastra at the Real Alcázar de Sevilla (Photo by Yamilet Cuervo CC by 4.0)

Gabriela Lastra is currently a senior at the Florida International University Honors College, majoring in Criminal Justice and applying to law school. She spent the summer of 2019 traveling in Europe, first on a study abroad trip in Italy with Professor John W Bailly and then on her own in Spain. Having moved to Miami in middle school, she is unfamiliar with much of the local history of both the city and the state and jumped at the opportunity to learn a different facet of it through Professor Bailly’s unique Miami in Miami course. She hopes to continue traveling and never stop learning about all the amazing things that are hidden in all the corners of the world for those who look further than skin deep.

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MIM Ineffable Miami Spring 2020: Allapattah by Nicole Patrick

STUDENT BIO
Introduce yourself in a brief bio.

GEOGRAPHY
Delineate, define, and describe the neighborhood you have selected. This section must include a map and original photographs by the student of the neighborhood. The student should describe both the urban and natural landscape.

HISTORY
Provide a thorough, researched, and cited history of the neighborhood.

DEMOGRAPHICS
List population and characterisitics of residents (age, gender, income level, cultural roots). Feature a bio and portrait of one resident that the student interviewed.

LANDMARKS
List and describe the museums, monuments, and historical landmarks of the neighborhood. Select three to highlight.

GREEN
List and describe the green spaces and parks of the neighborhood.

TRANSPORTATION
Describe all modes of transportation within the neighborhood and what are the results of this.

FOOD
Where are the best and authentic places to eat. Select three to highlight.

BUSINESSES
Describe and list a selection of unique businesses in the neighborhood. Do not list chains. Select three to highlight.

SUMMARY
Assess the neighborhood. What works? What doesn’t?

France 2020 Ineffable Miami: Kendall by Anthony Mena

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Anthony Mena is a senior at Florida International University double majoring in History and International Relations. He is interested in 18th-century European history and the history of political movements. He plans on attending law school in 2021.

España 2020 Ineffable Miami: Coral Gables by Alvaro Alvarez

Biography

My name is Alvaro Alvarez I am a Junior at the Honors College at Florida International University, majoring in Information Systems Management. I am an avid traveler and reader, music and animal lover, who enjoys spending time with family and friends. I am a US citizen and have lived in Miami my entire life. Miami is my favorite place to be and no matter where I go to vacation nothing compares to the food, culture, and atmosphere.

Geography

Florida Map / Geography of Florida/ Map of Florida ...

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Demographics

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/miamibeachcityflorida/POP060210

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