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Mexico So Far

So far, the adventure here has been utterly amazing. From the moment we landed and got picked up at the airport, I was greeted with beautiful sights and the loudness of the immense traffic. When I arrived to the home stay, I immediately felt at home. The host mom has been incredibly nice and welcoming.

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

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

Becoming One with Mexico

Here I am, with less than a week before my adventures in Mexico come to an end. This has been one of my favorite summers and will always be in my memories. I still can’t believe my first out of country stay was for eight weeks in Mexico! It didn’t take me much to adjust

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

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

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

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

A bittersweet goodbye

I’m not ready for the goodbyes, not ready to leave behind the place I’ve called home for these past seven weeks. I will definitely miss that 2 X 1 churros deal at Liverpool on Wednesdays, those 10 peso tacos from Hermanos Luna, and the chilaquiles from Doña Cuca. The worst part will be not knowing