The End of Another Grand Adventure

Well, my last week here in Chile has not been exactly what I imagined it to be. My weekend started out with a hike at La Campana National Park in Ocoa Valley, which was about two hours away from Santiago. This was another USAC organized field trip and definitely one to remember! In total we… Continue reading The End of Another Grand Adventure

La Vida es Mejor en el Paraíso

For my second real weekend here in Chile, the USAC group took a field trip to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar which are located on the coast of Chile. It was about an hour and a half bus ride from Santiago through the mountains and vineyards. All of the students had the option to stay… Continue reading La Vida es Mejor en el Paraíso

If You Didn’t Pee in the Wilderness, Did you Really Study Abroad?

My first weekend exploring Santiago was a whirlwind! I only have class Monday through Thursday, which means we get a three day weekend to do whatever we choose. On Friday, a couple friends and I decided to go to Cerro San Cristobal which is a hill in the middle of the city with a statue… Continue reading If You Didn’t Pee in the Wilderness, Did you Really Study Abroad?

One World, Different Cultures

Upon arriving in Chile, I had a certain expectation that I would not experience culture shock since I have already traveled to a Spanish speaking country in the past. My expectations were wrong. My first week here in Chile was rocky, as I am fighting off a nasty cold that I seemed to have contracted… Continue reading One World, Different Cultures

A Rocky Start to a Long Awaited Journey

Well, I made it to Santiago! After more than 48 hours of traveling, I am finally settled into my homestay in Chile and getting to know the city. My friend and I left Reno on a flight to Salt Lake City on May 23rd and made it safely and on time. We found our gate… Continue reading A Rocky Start to a Long Awaited Journey

Life Doesn’t Always Give You Lemons

Well, it has been way too long since my last blog post, and quite a lot has happened in the past year or so. As I return to blogging and improving my website, I came across a common theme in my head that I wanted to address this time around - life doesn't always give… Continue reading Life Doesn’t Always Give You Lemons

Post-Study Abroad Feels

Every second of the day, I am wishing I was back in Bilbao, surrounded by all the wonderful friends I made, sitting on the beach, practicing my Spanish with locals, and having not a care in the world. There is no way I could sum up my study abroad experience in a few, short words.… Continue reading Post-Study Abroad Feels

Home Means Nevada

I am now sitting safely on my couch at home after quite a long journey. My last few days in London, I had this sudden urge to be home, in my own bed. I was ready to come home and be reunited with my family and friends. Even though my luggage did not make it… Continue reading Home Means Nevada

My British Accent Needs Work

At the end of my journey in Spain, I hopped on a plane to London. Thanks to Mr. Jim McClenahan at the College of Business at UNR, I was able to tag along with the Nevada Global Business Program for the weekend. Nevada Global Business is open to all Business majors not only at UNR,… Continue reading My British Accent Needs Work

Buen Camino!

Tarzan The Hunger Games Indiana Jones A Bug's Life All movies that I can easily relate to the Camino de Santiago. Over the course of 5 days, I walked about 73 miles through the Spanish countryside, forests, and small dilapidated villages. For this blog post, I would like to split up my experiences for each… Continue reading Buen Camino!