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Mexico, Te Extraño Mucho

It has been a little over a month since I’ve returned to the U.S., and I must admit I miss Mexico City a lot. I was really living my best life there enjoying delicious food, meeting so many amazing people, and exploring new parts of the city everyday. Just like I expected, I miss the

More Trips!

Written on Saturday, July 28 These past few weeks have been amazing and eventful! For my Culture and History of Mexico class, we took three trips: Centro Historico Prehispánico, Centro Historico Colonial, and Xochimilco. For the first trip, we visited the Templo Mayor, which was the main temple of the capital city of Tenochtitlan. Afterwards,

First Adventures

It has been about two weeks since I’ve arrived in Mexico City, and I’ve been having such an amazing time. My flight in went very smoothly, and thankfully I was accompanied by four other students on the same flight. I am living with a wonderful host family in an apartment next to a park. The

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

An Unforgettable Experience

It has been about a month since returning home from Mexico, and despite how ready I was to return home after two months abroad, a part of me misses the time I spent there. It has been nice spending time with my family and friends back at home, but at the same time, I miss

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

Looking back

Just like that I am back to my regular dull student life composed of my daily routine of classes and work.  However, a few things have changed since my trip to Mexico City. I realize I risk sounding cliché, but as I reflect on my experience abroad I realize just how much I’ve learned about

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

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