Posts Categorized: NUAbroad

Half-Time

“It’s been four weeks already?” has been a question that has gone through my head multiple times today. To be exact, tomorrow will mark exactly four weeks since I arrived in Mexico City, Mexico, and the half waypoint of the program. The program has felt like it has been going by fast, but at the… Read more »

“All Abooooooard!!”

“Hijole!!” The term is Mexican slang for describing something surprising. This is an expression I quickly picked up from our cuates here at Universidad Panamericana and it perfectly describes the transportation in Mexico City. This city is wild! I would like to first mention that I am from Los Angeles, the city in the United… Read more »

I’m Leaving Today???

It’s 12:00am 4/20, and in 15 hours my flight will depart for Mexico City, Mexico. Before leaving for my study abroad program, Public Health in Mexico, I decided to spend a week at home to spend time with family and friends. However, throughout that whole week I was constantly reminded that I was leaving for… Read more »

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… Read more »

Mexico on my Mind…Always

I’ve been back from Mexico for a while now, and I can safely say that while Mexico was on my mind occasionally before I studied abroad, it is now on my mind, always. That’s the beauty of these programs, because the on-the-ground experience of rooting yourself in a different country for multiple weeks makes it… Read more »

Since I’ve been gone…from Mexico

Well it is now September and school is starting up. In my family September signifies more than the start of school – it is the month Mexico gained its Independence. The 16th , according to my mom is called El Dia del Grito, the day of the shout. Everyone who celebrates this momentous day in… Read more »

Final Thoughts and Reflections

Leaving Mexico at the end of my program was an unbelievably sad experience for me. Though it may have taken me a week or two to get adjusted, Mexico City really grew on me and I began enjoying everything it had to offer immensely. Ironically, the time I was enjoying it the most was also only… Read more »

Mexico in a New Light

It’s been nearly a month since I said goodbye to my friends and host family in Mexico City and returned to the United States. While I will surely miss the spicy food and wonderful people, it’s comforting to be back in Evanston with the prospect of a busy and exciting fall quarter. In the past… Read more »

Help and Do No Harm

One of the highlights and most exciting aspects of this program was the research. Every week, I’d look forward to going to the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, which was in the center of a bustling and lively neighborhood. We conducted research at CAIPaDi, which is a center for comprehensive care… Read more »

My Friends in Mexico, the Very Best

When it comes to my study abroad experience, without a doubt some of the most important people in my life throughout the entire 8 weeks were the medical students from Universidad Panamericana. They were my main link connecting me with Mexican culture, and without them it would have taken me a lot longer to integrate… Read more »