My World: Emilio Cabrera

Emilio Cabrera

Photos by Chris and Sarah Rhoads

It took Emilio Cabrera two days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes to arrive in Seattle from Brownsville, Texas, via bus. At almost every stop, he would Facebook his new classmates who were also attending Early Connections, SPU's orientation event for multiethnic students. Emilio is one student who knew SPU fit even before he visited. But once he arrived on campus for the first time he was speechless. "It was just 'wow, this is home,'" says the freshman who's studying Latin American studies. "I saw banners that said, 'This is the place where world change begins,' and I thought, 'I belong here.'"

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