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Windom Spanish Language HouseWindom House

Windom is the Spanish Language immersion house. Windom serves as a residence for 20 students interested in improving their understanding of both Spanish language and culture. The house has a TV lounge, piano, and full kitchen. Events are organized by the Cultural Program Coordinator in liaison with the Spanish & Portuguese Department.

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The Language House Cultural Program Coordinator (CPC) is a staff member who lives in a language house. In addition to teaching adjunct language courses, the CPC strives to create a sense of community within the house and provides an opportunity for the students living in the house to be immersed in the language and culture. The CPC plans cultural as well as community-building programs.

For more information in International programming, see the Center for Global Education & Field Study page.

Cultural Program Coordinator

Ana Gabriela Pareja Alfaro

Cultural Program Coordinator of the Spanish HouseAna Gabriela Pareja-Alfaro

Hosting Department: Spanish & Portuguese

Country of Origin: Costa Rica

2018-2019 academic year

Contact Ana
Office:  Armstrong Hall Room 324, x6626

My name is Ana Gabriela, but everybody calls me Ana Gaby! I am from San José, Costa Rica; a really beautiful country where we usually live our lives “Pura Vida.” Also, I love languages, so I majored in English with a minor in Translation at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).

My teaching experience started as an English substitute teacher in a private school and high school in Costa Rica. In addition, I also home tutored students from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Universidad Americana (UAM). And last academic year, I worked as a Spanish tutor for the Colorado College Spanish Department.

Regarding my hobbies, I love dancing (Latin Dances such as bachata, salsa, merengue, bolero…) and I am certified as a choreographer and dance instructor. Additionally, I enjoy learning about new cultures/languages because I can expand my horizons and I can also share my traditions and language. Therefore, Colorado College is the perfect place to get familiarize with different cultures. Moreover, I am looking forward to organizing many cultural events in which students, professors, and staff members will be able to enjoy, learn, and share with each other the magic of coming from diverse places around the world; of course, focusing on the countries where Spanish and Portuguese are the mother/main languages.