Now that I've had time to sit at home and ponder what the future holds, I have been able to witness a few different types of coping strategies from my family members, friends and even myself. In the beginning, I thought staying home wouldn't be too bad since I am an introvert, but it has… Continue reading Coping with a Pandemic
The date is April 9th, 2020 and things are far from normal. I never imagined the whole world being on a complete lock down and forced to quarantine. But today, that is the reality. It has been a long time since my last blog post, which means I have a lot of catching up to… Continue reading The Quarantine Blog Post
Preparing for a long trip abroad, and need help packing?? I've been wanting to do a blog post regarding packing for quite some time, and even have friends requesting that I do one. Since Chile was my second time traveling abroad, I thought I would have the whole packing thing down. Turns out, that wasn't… Continue reading Packing Tips for Abroad
I have now been home in Reno for a week and it feels great! As I look back on my trip to Chile, I realize that it went by soooo fast. Four weeks really isn't that long of a time and it almost feels like I never left. Contrary to how I felt returning from… Continue reading Home Sweet Home, Again…
Well, my last week here in Chile has not been exactly what I imagined it to be. My weekend started out with a hike at La Campana National Park in Ocoa Valley, which was about two hours away from Santiago. This was another USAC organized field trip and definitely one to remember! In total we… Continue reading The End of Another Grand Adventure
For my second real weekend here in Chile, the USAC group took a field trip to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar which are located on the coast of Chile. It was about an hour and a half bus ride from Santiago through the mountains and vineyards. All of the students had the option to stay… Continue reading La Vida es Mejor en el Paraíso
My first weekend exploring Santiago was a whirlwind! I only have class Monday through Thursday, which means we get a three day weekend to do whatever we choose. On Friday, a couple friends and I decided to go to Cerro San Cristobal which is a hill in the middle of the city with a statue… Continue reading If You Didn’t Pee in the Wilderness, Did you Really Study Abroad?