Over the past few months in Chile I’ve had trouble keeping up with all that I have been learning, it seems like I have been experiencing something new and adventurous and eye-opening every day. Now that the semester is over, I have time to reflect on these experiences.While I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to … Continue reading Update
I get lost.
I meet my host parents and try out for the basketball team.
James Evans is a University of Florida student studying abroad in Viña del Mar, Chile. If you want to learn more about his program, click here: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a junior, majoring in Marketing and English (film/literature) and minoring in Spanish. Have you traveled abroad before? … Continue reading James: Autumn in Viña del Mar
Just as I’m absolutely accustomed to everything it’s time to go! Over the past four months I have memorized the route of the red line of the metro (subway) forwards and backwards. I have finally figured out the micro (city bus) system and am not afraid to use it. I have caught on to all … Continue reading Not-So-Foreign Country
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/03/11/chile.earthquake/index.html?hpt=T1 Definitely felt the strongest seismic activity yet today during class! We were sitting in Spanish talking about something, I cannot even remember what, and I though my friend next to me was elbowing my seat, but then I looked up and everyone was doing the typical “freeze and look around the room so see … Continue reading Aftershocks
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/world/americas/09chile.html I learned about more damage when I got back to school. Since my university is an older building there were lots of cracks in the walls and it was really easy to feel tremors! I have a few friends who have to more out of their apartments and find other places to live because … Continue reading It’s True
I’m going to start of by saying that this post is going to be long. Also, yall probably have more traumatic stories than I do and I feel really bad that you had to go through all the uncertainty those first few hours before I was reported alive. But I really want to hear your … Continue reading My story of the 8.8 Chile earthquake
I was thinking about to the two times I went to the Dominican Republic, and how I thought I was getting such a cultural experience and all, but looking back, it really was just like going to a zoo. In the DR we were in Puerto Plata for five days, walking through slums, handing out … Continue reading Culture Shock vs. Cultural Immersion
I always joke with my home friends about each other going to fake school. SCAD for getting a major in coloring, Princeton for being Harry Potter School, MIT for being technical school, BYU-Idaho for being the fake BYU “party school,” UF for being football school, Lakeland High for being Polk County. This really does feel … Continue reading Santiago, Chile!