Bienvenidos a la página web de la Asociación Latinoamericana -ALA!
Latinamerikansk forening er en forening som fungerer som et samlingspunkt for personer som er opptatt av Latin-Amerika.
Hola LAF community!
I am Carolina Hernandez, the president of Latinamerikansk Forening 2017-2018. I am very excited for this year coming up! For me and probably for many of you, Norway is a new home, with lots of things to offer. Boller, knekkebrød and brunost, kvikklunsj have helped my transition into this new culture, and wait, let us not forget about pinnekjøtt and kransekake now that the festivities are coming!
I hope Norway has warmly welcomed you and that your plans here in Oslo are heading on a good track. As part of your experience here, I want to invite you to become part of ours as well! I know most of us will have something in common, things we can agree and disagree, but after all making connections and friends makes any experience even more interesting!
I moved to Oslo a little more than a year ago, lucky to have a relative living here already. However, making friends and learning about Norwegian culture were things I was curious to explore. Months passed by, and difficulties started to become less of it, it started to feel like home, and running outside, even if it was raining or cold was more enjoyable.
Oslo has a big community of students, therefore many things happen during the week. At the same time, there is continuously growing number of international students that makes the student life even more colorful. That is why, we want you to become part of us! Join us to our parties and språkkafes, interest presentations, brainstorming activities and much more!
Do not hesitate and contact me or any of our team members!
LAF has a new board!
The Latin American Association had its general assembly on October 23rd. 2017.Members brought typical food from their home countries, the organization's constitution was discussed and it was decided that there is no membership fee for this semester! A new board was a elected and an organization development's adviser (volunteer position) .
Carolina Hernandez is the new president! She is from Colombia and she is currently studying at NMBU. She wish to make LAF more visible and has an ambitious activity plan! The board first event was about Día de Muertos and took place at HiOA on November 2nd!
Dario Perez is Vice-president in charge of Academics and Finance. He is from a Ecuador and he is studying at UiO. He is especially interested in developing an academic profile for LAF
Magnus Bjørløw is Vice-president in charge of Social events. He is specially interested in Language Coffee meetings! He is studying at UiO and wish to learn Spanish!
Karen Contreras Lisperguer was elected as organization development's adviser. She has been leader and board member in earlier periods. This is a volunteer position and her role is to support the board in administrative matters, applications and work for the development of LAF.
Caroline Seyersted is a Norwegian student at the University of Oslo. Her interest for Latin America has driven her to go on exchange to Colombia. She is also a member of the board of LAF. She will be writing to us about her experiences in this marvelous country that is full of contrasts.