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Category: Pre-Departure

And so the Journey Begins!

It is time to get ready and leave for Mexico and I am SHOOK. I’ve only been out the country once, when I was 14 years old. Even then, I was only gone for six days. I have no idea how to prepare myself for a two-month long journey out of the country. I am

Willie, I’ve A Feeling We’re Not In Chicago Anymore

I have traveled to Mexico in the past, but never to Mexico City and never on my own. My mom and I planned to go together, but I could not miss the opportunity to go over the summer to study abroad to the top-notch university that is La Universidad Panamericana. I’ll admit that I am

A New Adventure Awaits

I have been waiting for this moment since the day I applied for the program. Since then, my anticipation to begin a new chapter and experience in my life grew with each day getting closer to my departure. With only a week to enjoy with my family before leaving for 2 months, I pack my

Getting Ready

It is my day of departure for Mexico City and the excitement has kept me up all night. Sleep deprived but ready to welcome the experience of being in Mexico with open arms, I am writing this blog post as I wait for my boarding group to be called. With me are two other girls

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

A NU Chapter Begins!

As soon as I stepped foot on Northwestern’s campus, I knew one of the things that was going to be on my college bucket list was studying abroad. I had such a passion for traveling and have had a couple of opportunities to go outside of the country in the past. Once I discovered that

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

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

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

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