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International Development Studies

#FacesofTrentU: Meaningful Friendships Formed at Trent

Daniela Leal, International Development & Cultural Studies and Jamie Gallupe, International Development & Anthropology

“Jamie has been a major part of my time here and has also been a contributor to shaping who I’ve become since moving to Peterborough. It’s probably safe to say that we have a lot of fun together and have learned a lot from each other. I think that we push each other to be more creative and more active, to be better people and students.”

When second-year student Daniela Leal made her way to Trent from her home in Honduras, she had no idea how quickly she’d meet a lifelong friend – but shortly after arriving at Trent and meeting Jamie Gallupe, that’s exactly what happened. Ms. Gallupe and Ms. Leal, who are both International Development Studies students, and have formed a strong connection, and credit the close-knit community in their programs of study and extracurriculars at Trent as being factors that fostered a friendship for the ages.

“I met Daniela on my first day in residence in the stairwell of Champlain College. She was my first friend at Trent and she has made life here absolutely incredible. I am so glad that we’ve been able to share so many experiences that have helped to shape who I am.”

Trent University prides itself on providing an outstanding personal and interactive learning environment. This story is part of the #FacesofTrentU series, which highlights our many student success stories and the numerous dynamic programs offered at Trent.

Posted on April 2, 2018