Posts Categorized: NUAbroad

The Beauty of Mexico’s Artisan Markets

  No matter where you go in Mexico, you are sure to find some historical artifact or something unique that peaks your interest about the history of Mexico. In May, the Northwestern students studying abroad in Mexico City for Public Health had a weekend long workshop that taught us everything we needed to know about… Read more »

Statistical Research on Malinalco Children

During the second week of the Public Health in Mexico trip, I traveled with public health buddies to Malinalco, where we conducted nutrition and obesity research in an elementary school in this more rural part of Mexico. We recorded a lot of information regarding the children and their parents there, ranging from sociodemographic data (eg…. Read more »

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… Read more »

La clinica en Malinalco

Two weekends ago, our program had the opportunity to work with Universidad Panamericana in conducting research on childhood obesity in a rural town called Malinalco.  With the direction of two UP faculty investigators, three medical school students, two nursing students, and one psychology student, we wanted to help find any physical, social, cultural, and environmental… Read more »

Enjoying what we can

With full days filled with lectures, workshops, research, and educational trips, the past four weeks have been both really interesting and incredibly busy!  A few nights ago, I shared a conversation with my host mother Amalia about how fun and busy our program has been thus far.  At the end of this conversation, Amalia gave me a… Read more »

The Nuances in “Normal”

One word. Malinalco. We had the unique experience of going to Malinalco, a small but breathtaking rural town close to Mexico City, to conduct anthropometric and psychosociocultural research regarding nutrition and obesity on the population of children there. In awe of being surrounded by towering green mountains and the wonder of nature, it was hard… Read more »

Malinalco: A change of scenery and mind

Malinalco: rural and small in size, yet extreme in its natural beauty and historic significance. A mere 2.5 hour drive from the crowded and hectic atmosphere of Mexico City, it was the perfect place for a weekend get-away—especially to get some clinical research experience in the field done. After a rough morning of departing Universidad… Read more »

Climbing the Pyramids

It’s been almost three weeks since I first came to Mexico, and so far my favorite trip has to be our trip to the pyramids at the ruined site of Teotihuacan. The three pyramids that we focused on over there are the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl (the smallest one of the three), the Pyramid of the… Read more »

Friends in Foreign Places

When I first found out I would be spending eight weeks studying abroad in Mexico City this summer, I had a rush of mixed feelings. First came excitement at the prospect of traveling outside of the United States for the first time in my life. I was really looking forward to exploring the countless museums… Read more »