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CIEE Alumni Post

I was recently featured on the CIEE Alumni website regarding my post-study abroad experiences. Check it out here!

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Chorrillana Tour: St. Patrick’s Day Restobar

I want to find the best chorrillanas in Santiago. Yes, I know. This quest may be overambitious, impossible, and very unhealthy. But during our trip to Pichilemu for New Year’s, I mentioned to two of my friends (who are from Santiago) about how … Continue reading

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Patagonia!

About a month ago, I completed the W Circuit in the Torres del Paine National Park with two of my roommates and one of their friends from Peru. It was very challenging at times, but I am so glad that I did it. I … Continue reading

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New year, new perspective

Happy New Year! I know, I know, I’m a bit delayed. Sometimes I forget that two years (almost three!) have passed between my semester abroad and my current stint in Chile. As of the beginning of February, I have been … Continue reading

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Santiago Life: November/December 2014

Besides work, I have been keeping busy! On November 12th, I got to meet up with Piper, one of my friends from my study abroad program. She is currently traveling through South America with her boyfriend, and I am so … Continue reading

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Seminars & Súmate

During the past month, I have attended two different seminars at the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad Católica for work. One focused on the rights of children and the other had a guest speaker from the U.S., Parag Pathak, … Continue reading

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Give thanks, dar gracias

I hadn’t really thought too much about celebrating Thanksgiving in Santiago, but after a lot of “peer pressure” from some of the América Solidaria staff and volunteers, Katie and I decided to organize a potluck dinner. We held the dinner at … Continue reading

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Mi brújula chilena

Something I have always loved about New Orleans is how people get their bearings based on the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain instead of traditional cardinal directions. Like Richard Campanella (a Tulane professor) says in his book Time and Place in … Continue reading

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Súmate a la Escuela

Hi all! Apologies (yet again) for the delay in posting. Things at work have been super busy, but I am excited to finally catch up on the blog 🙂 To keep everyone up to speed, I work with the school … Continue reading

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Chile, Santiago Te Celebra

One of the things I had been looking forward to most about being in Chile in September was getting to be here for Fiestas Patrias, and my weekend did not disappoint! Chilean Independence Day celebrations consist of lots of drinking … Continue reading

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