A group of 58 language students from Jerome High School made a special visit on Friday, Feb. 1 to experience Boise State campus culture first-hand.
The students spent the day touring the university, participating in language lab activities and a scavenger hunt hosted by the World Languages Resource Center. Casita Nepantla, the organization devoted to Latino issues and culture, hosted the students for lunch at the Student Diversity Center. Later, students enjoyed a roundtable discussion with faculty members and current French and Spanish majors and minors. They attended a screening of the film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” as part of Boise State’s Tournées French Film Festival organized by Mariah Devereux Herbeck, a professor of French in the Department of World Languages. Alicia Garza, an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and director of Casita Nepantla, introduced the film.
Along with Devereux Herbeck and Garza, Amber Hoye, World Languages Resource Center director, Jerome teachers Stacy Sobotka, Anna Trelles, Rachel Craig and others on campus made the visit possible.