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Found in Translation

Found In Translation Book Cover
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I am currently reading a book called Found in Translation, written by Roger and Kristi Rae Bruner.  The story begins with an eighteen-year-old girl named Kim, a girl who’s off on a missions trip – one she thinks is to a regular, medium-sized town with all the amenities.  If you had asked her how difficult she thought the trip would be, she probably would have brushed off the question saying it wouldn’t be to much of a stretch; but when she finds out where she’s really headed, her world flips upside down.

Arriving late to meet the senior project director after missing her initial flight, Kim finds herself lost in a meeting where talk about sleeping bags and construction take her by surprise.  It turns out the trip had been changed – and apparently she didn’t get the email.  The group was now going to rebuild houses after disaster struck a remote village in Mexico.  No plumbing.  No electricity.  No where to plug in her hair dryer.  Feeling like an outsider in her brand-name clothes, she realizes she’s completely out of her comfort zone – but how can she turn back when she’s already come this far, and what will people think if she does?





Linking with Office Word for your Portfolio Interview


1. Open your Portfolio Audit Inventory sheet word file

(Make sure it’s already in your Dropbox folder)


2. Place the evidence document you want to link into your shared Dropbox folder

(Do this by going to Dropbox in your folders section rather than online at


  • You may chose to organize your documents into folders at this point (if you move them later the link will not work properly)


3. Go to Insert in your inventory document, then click the Hyperlink button

4. Choose the file in your Dropbox shared folder

  • Click the Browse for File icon near the right side of the window (it has a picture of a folder opening on it)

Select the file you want and press OK


5. Test the link (Ctrl+Click) to make sure it works


Creating a Shared Dropbox Folder for your Portfolio Interview

Dropbox File Sharing
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1. Go to


2. Sign in


3. Click on Sharing button on left-hand side


4. Click on New shared folder (near right-hand side)


5. I’d like to create and share a new folder should be pre-selected


6. Name your folder with your first name and last initial.


7. Click next


8. Invite collaborators to this folder

Type in the email address(s) of the person/people you want to share the folder with.


9. Click Share folder

You should now see the new folder in your Dropbox under Sharing


10. Move your Portfolio Audit Inventory sheets into this folder as well as the documents you will use as evidence for your portfolio

If you already have your files in another folder, simply cut and paste them into your new shared folder, then you can delete the old one.


Make sure

a)     your evidence documents are in the folder

b)     they are organized

before you link them in your inventory sheet.  If you do either of these after, the links will not work properly.