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Suffolk Students Over the Summer

Spring semester is almost over and Suffolk students are getting ready for summer vacation. Whether they are staying local, or traveling out of the country, our classmates will certainly be enjoying their break from classes.

Laura Ochoa, a sophomore from Revere, MA, majoring in Psychology, will be traveling back home to Colombia to visit with family and friends.

“I’m most excited about seeing my mom and little brother,” said Ochoa. She will be spending two months traveling the country and catching up with old friends.

Another Suffolk student, junior Olivier Dacosta, a Finance major and Economics minor, will also be traveling back home, to Dakar, Senegal. Dacosta, who hopes to soon become a Financial Analyst, will be going home to spend time with family, renew his visa for the fall, and hopefully intern with a Financial Company.

“I want to spend time with my family as much as possible,” said Dacosta. “I look forward to seeing my family together having dinner. I miss that.”

Colin Loiselle, sophomore Political Science major of Tyngsborough, MA, will be working back at home and interning at the Massachusetts State House.

“I will also be going through the transition process, as I will be the vice president of the Student Government Association.”

On his down time this summer, Loiselle plans on taking a trip to Cedar Point, an amusement park that is home of the world’s tallest roller coaster, in Sandusky, Ohio.

Overall, Loiselle says, “I will just be catching up on some rest and recharging.”

Erica Brierley, a French and International Relations major from Vernon, NJ, is a sophomore who will probably not be catching up on sleep this summer.

Brierley will spend her summer traveling. Her first stop is her sister’s beach wedding in North Carolina. Her summer plans also include volunteering in Curitiba, Brazil through the World Endeavors program.

“I am excited and nervous about going to Brazil, to live with a host family for a month and volunteer at an orphanage,” said Brierley. “But I’m also excited about seeing my pen pal in Marseille, France,” who she has not seen since August.

Brierley will be spending portion of the summer taking French classes at the Alliance Francaise of Marseille, which has programs across the country specifically for students studying French as a foreign language.

These are just a few of the plans Suffolk students are looking forward to this summer, but there are many more great things our students will be getting involved with this break.

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