Puerto Rico is confusing. I've been here for over a semester now and I couldn't be more in love with this island, its people and its culture. At the same time, however, this U.S. territory is currently submerged in all kinds of financial and political instabilities. The headlines on the newspapers seem to get worse … Continue reading Sunflowers in Guanica, P.R.
Yours truly, Laiana Isabel
Just like the emails at UF, at the University of Puerto Rico I am bombarded every week by all kinds of emails about activities from all sorts of student associations and clubs. A couple of weeks ago one email in particular stood out to me above the rest: "Surfing Classes" was the subject line. I … Continue reading “Its all about the feeling”
I think it does't matter where you go, the university environment is always the same. Despite the stresses and challenges of classes there is a always an atmosphere of open mindedness and discussion that is rarely achieved in other areas of society. As my humanities professor taught us on one of the first days of … Continue reading Life as a UPR Student
I am an island girl at heart. I grew up with the shore always a maximum of twenty minutes away, in a whirl of sand, bathing suits and clorox. Until age ten, my childhood brain was convinced that all houses came automatically with a pool and that I had special super powers because water somehow … Continue reading Enjoying “La Playa”
This week I am going into the third week of classes here at the University of Puerto Rico and so far, its been an incredible experience. There are so many places that I have had the chance to visit and so many cultural experiences waiting to be seen in this small yet preciously beautiful island. I … Continue reading Cultural and Artistic Island Destinations
Welcome to the corner of the internet where I write about my adventures in the small and often underestimated island of Puerto Rico. As a student from puerto rican descent I hope to bring two contrasting perspectives to this blog: the perspective of a student from Florida living abroad in an island, and the perspective … Continue reading Studying Abroad in Puerto Rico
Laiana Isabel Lugo Santori is a University of Florida student studying abroad for the 2016 academic year in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: University of Puerto Rico. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a sophomore exploring my possibilities of pursuing a major in … Continue reading Laiana: A Year in Mayaguez