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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

First Adventures

It has been about two weeks since I’ve arrived in Mexico City, and I’ve been having such an amazing time. My flight in went very smoothly, and thankfully I was accompanied by four other students on the same flight. I am living with a wonderful host family in an apartment next to a park. The

The Beginning Stages

The first couple of weeks in Mexico were a whirlwind. It started off a bit rocky at the airport because as usual I overpacked for this trip and had to manage rolling two large suitcases and a mini suitcase around the Mexican airport. After overcoming this hassle and finally arriving to my host home, I

And so the Journey Begins!

It is time to get ready and leave for Mexico and I am SHOOK. I’ve only been out the country once, when I was 14 years old. Even then, I was only gone for six days. I have no idea how to prepare myself for a two-month long journey out of the country. I am

Willie, I’ve A Feeling We’re Not In Chicago Anymore

I have traveled to Mexico in the past, but never to Mexico City and never on my own. My mom and I planned to go together, but I could not miss the opportunity to go over the summer to study abroad to the top-notch university that is La Universidad Panamericana. I’ll admit that I am

A New Adventure Awaits

I have been waiting for this moment since the day I applied for the program. Since then, my anticipation to begin a new chapter and experience in my life grew with each day getting closer to my departure. With only a week to enjoy with my family before leaving for 2 months, I pack my

Getting Ready

It is my day of departure for Mexico City and the excitement has kept me up all night. Sleep deprived but ready to welcome the experience of being in Mexico with open arms, I am writing this blog post as I wait for my boarding group to be called. With me are two other girls

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

A NU Chapter Begins!

As soon as I stepped foot on Northwestern’s campus, I knew one of the things that was going to be on my college bucket list was studying abroad. I had such a passion for traveling and have had a couple of opportunities to go outside of the country in the past. Once I discovered that