Posts Tagged: Summer 2015

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 »

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 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 »