Posts Categorized: Pre-Departure

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 »

New Learning Opportunities!

Hello! My name is Tricia and I’m a junior studying Sociology and Global Health at Northwestern. I will be updating this blog with stories, reflections, and thoughts from my time in Mexico City, but, for now, the thoughts swirling through my head as I sit here in Chicago will have to suffice. To say the… 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 »

Mixed emotions

In just a couple of days I will be leaving my beautiful city for a new adventure. I’ll leave behind my visits to North Avenue beach in exchange for field trips around Mexico City. I’m sure I’ll miss my family and friends but for now I just can’t wait to leave. The past couple of… Read more »

Changing Tides

After attending graduation and making a few final goodbyes at the Lakefill on Saturday, a myriad of thoughts—many of which involving the upcoming weeks in Mexico City—rushed through my head as I walked alongside the strangely tranquil Lake Michigan and back to my car. Somewhat overwhelmed with feelings of sadness from parting ways with loved ones, of fear… Read more »

Preliminary Thoughts About Studying Abroad in Mexico

My name is Jason Kim. I am a junior who is currently on the pre-med track, with a biological sciences major and a global health minor. I chose the Public Health in Mexico program before I already had a rudimentary understanding of Spanish that would allow me to integrate into the culture more easily, and… Read more »