We are extremely excited to announce that our very own CBOB scholar, Yosimar Palacios, is officially coming to the United States to study abroad at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana! We could not be more proud of everything Yosimar has accomplished. We are so excited to not only witness his incredible journey, but also to spend some time with him before sending him off! We invite you to join us in welcoming Yosimar as he travels to Miami, Orlando, and Gainesville, Florida in the weeks before studying abroad. Read on for a detailed itinerary of events!
AUGUST 3 | Miami, Florida: Our very own CBOB scholar Yosimar Palacios will officially achieve his biggest dream! He will land in American soil for the first time. Here, Yosimar will be greeted at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in South Florida. We are asking those that want to join in the celebration to be there at 7pm! Yosimar will be staying in Miami, FL until the 6th of August.
AUGUST 6 | Orlando, Florida: Yosimar will travel with Andrea Ortega, our Executive Director to Orlando, FL to meet CBOB headquarters. He will spend about a week touring the multicultural city - the city where all the "love happens". Orlando is a great place for Yosi to experience a conglomeration of American culture. The city also exhibits the lives of migrant workers that have achieved stable and happy lives in America.
Welcome to Orlando: August 8th, Noon
Location: Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando City Soccer Game, 7:30pm
Location: Orlando Citrus Bowl
1 Citrus Bowl Pl, Orlando, FL 32805
AUGUST 12 | Gainesville, Florida: Finally, before Yosimar heads of to begin his last semester in his undergraduate career in Louisiana he will travel with Gina Castano to Gainesville, FL home of the Gators! Here, he will have the opportunity to interact with the rest of our developmental staff and supporters that have been part of his Journey! CBOB will host a very special fundraising event to meet and greet with his CBOB family.
Gainesville Arrival: August 12th, 8pm
Location: Mother’s Pub $3 Burgers
1017 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
University of Florida Tour: August 13th, 11am
Be on the lookout for more updates on Yosimar's journey!