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New Places, New Adventures, New Feelings

It’s time for a recap of week 3 and 4!  For starters, I’ll give an update on the academics. My disappointment has settled in because I found out that we will not get a chance to perform research or join an on-going project. The program listed each of the courses on the website, one including

Two Times the Charm!

It’s the end of week two here and I am really struggling. I am trying to make the most of this experience but these first two weeks were very trying. When I first arrived, the change in air and altitude hit me instantly. As an individual with really bad asthma and one fully functioning lung,

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

Mexico on my Mind…Always

I’ve been back from Mexico for a while now, and I can safely say that while Mexico was on my mind occasionally before I studied abroad, it is now on my mind, always. That’s the beauty of these programs, because the on-the-ground experience of rooting yourself in a different country for multiple weeks makes it

Help and Do No Harm

One of the highlights and most exciting aspects of this program was the research. Every week, I’d look forward to going to the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, which was in the center of a bustling and lively neighborhood. We conducted research at CAIPaDi, which is a center for comprehensive care

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

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

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