Posts Categorized: NUinMexico

Back in the US

I have been back in the United States for a while now, readjusting to life here after having spent 8 weeks in Mexico. Sadly, thanks to the Northwestern schedule of starting late while other schools start early most of my friends have left for college already. I did manage to hang out with a few… Read more »

Come to Mexico for the Sites and Stay for the Food

The research component of the trip has been very interesting. I am working at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCan) with my partner, Camille Cooley. We are working under the doctors Silvia Allende and Emma Verastegui. This is the first year that they have allowed students on the trip to work in the palliative care… Read more »

First Weeks in Mexico

My trip in Mexico City began with a car ride with the other “chicos” to our host mom’s house. I think we did our first bit of bonding during that ride as we all thought that at any moment we would hit or get hit by another car. Little did we know that the streets… Read more »

Ready for Eight Weeks in Mexico City

​It feels like just yesterday I finished my last final of sophomore year and headed home for summer break. In the few days that I had, I reunited with my Virginia friends and family, visited my old high school teachers, and explored Washington D.C. for what felt like the first time in years. This summer… Read more »

Refining my aspirations

I’ve been back in the U.S. for two weeks now. Even though these two weeks have been filled with happiness and relief because I’m back in the city with my family, they have also been filled with an intense longing for Mexico. I’ve come to realize that I miss a lot more than just the… Read more »

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… Read more »

Did I Forget Anything?

Here I am eight weeks later, packing my bags, but it still hasn’t hit me that I am leaving in a couple more hours to go back to my family, which I haven’t seen in two months. I can’t make up my mind if this trip lasted forever, or if it went by fast. However… Read more »

Going to miss the little things!

My time in Mexico City is coming to an end, so naturally, I’ve been reminiscing on all the incredible experiences I’ve had. It would be impossible to recount all of them, so I’m going to focus on one of the many things I’ll miss. I remember one of the first things that made me fall… Read more »

A Fresh Perspective on Diabetes Treatment

The last several weeks in Mexico City have been incredibly busy! I’ve spent time getting to know different areas of the city, indulging in the delicious food, and most importantly, learning about Mexico’s public health system. Most of this knowledge has come from our Public Health in Mexico seminar where we learn about the health… Read more »

Ghost Town at Night

This weekend I experienced the most strange, amazing adventure at the Zocalo. The Zocalo is the origin of modern day Mexico, the center of the Aztec Empire where its great city of Tenochtitlan lay. We visited it earlier with the whole program as a field trip for our history class. The Zocalo was overcrowded with… Read more »