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How can I be so nervous and excited at the same time?

I can not believe that I get this opportunity to go to Mexico City. I have always wanted to travel abroad but it has been too expensive for me as a low income student. Thankfully with Undergraduate Learning Abroad funding most of my tution, I am finally going to leave the country for the first

Trip to Oaxaca

The class field trip to Oaxaca was the best field trip we have had so far. The city felt like stepping into the past while still keeping hold of some modern comforts. It is a city with European-style architecture placed against a backdrop of plenty of clear skies, fresh air and wild plants. Shops, mostly

When in Mexico

The past couple of weeks in Mexico have gone pretty well! My classes have been very engaging. They are a mix of seminars and roundtables. The roundtables are very interactive and require us to challenge each other’s thoughts in order to come up with the best solutions. It has been very interesting learning about the

Not All Who Wander El Zócalo Are Lost

Every Sunday Morning, at about 8:45 am, my host mom, a friend, and I embark on our Sunday adventure, beginning with Sunday morning mass. Beginning my day with Mass is beautiful as I am allowed to maintain a practice incredibly important to me at home. Going with my host mom and friend makes it feel

It’s Time!

In less than 2 hours, I will be on my way to O’Hare International Airport to catch my 7AM flight to Mexico City. To be honest, I have had my bags for this trip all packed and ready packed for weeks. This will be my first time traveling internationally, and I’ve never been more excited

Evanston, IL… 1 Day Before School Starts

It is great to be back home! After 8 weeks in Mexico, I was starting to get really homesick. But as I am laying on my bed waiting for school to begin, I am thinking, “WOW! What an unforgettable summer I just experienced.” I literally just went to the largest city in Latin America. I traveled on

El tiempo se pasa volando

Es increíble pensar que ya tenemos un mes en la bella ciudad de México. One whole month that has flown by. During this month I’ve learned a few more Spanish slang words, as well as eaten authentic and traditional meals, and even learned a few salsa moves. The most exciting part was climbing the pyramids

I’m Mexi-Can’t wait to get going

My name is Esai Orozco and I am a rising Senior at Northwestern studying Biological Sciences. This Summer ’16 I will be abroad in Mexico City (also known as D.F.) on the Public Health in Mexico program. First off, I should mention that I am of Mexican and Japanese descent. The main reason why I

Researching while Abroad

One of the main reasons why I chose to study abroad in Mexico City was because of the research component built into the program. In the first half of the program we conducted a field study on obesity and nutrition among a population of primary school children and their parents in a rural part of