Posts Tagged: NUinMexico

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 »

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… Read more »

Since I’ve been gone…from Mexico

Well it is now September and school is starting up. In my family September signifies more than the start of school – it is the month Mexico gained its Independence. The 16th , according to my mom is called El Dia del Grito, the day of the shout. Everyone who celebrates this momentous day in… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Enjoying what we can

With full days filled with lectures, workshops, research, and educational trips, the past four weeks have been both really interesting and incredibly busy!  A few nights ago, I shared a conversation with my host mother Amalia about how fun and busy our program has been thus far.  At the end of this conversation, Amalia gave me a… Read more »

The Nuances in “Normal”

One word. Malinalco. We had the unique experience of going to Malinalco, a small but breathtaking rural town close to Mexico City, to conduct anthropometric and psychosociocultural research regarding nutrition and obesity on the population of children there. In awe of being surrounded by towering green mountains and the wonder of nature, it was hard… 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 »

Mexico On My Mind

My name is Qian Kun Tan and I am a junior at Northwestern studying Biological Sciences and Asian American Studies. This summer, I will be studying abroad in Mexico City, on the Public Health in Mexico program. Being able to learn abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences in a lifetime. It provides the… Read more »