I cannot believe that it has been four months since I got here. Four months of new friends, hard work, and so many unforgettable experiences. These past few weeks have been super busy. I’ve been finishing up my independent study project about the population of Magellanic penguins on Isla Martillo, which turned out to be …Continue reading "Sadly Queuing: A 48-Hour Trip Home (But At Least There’s Vegetables At The End)"
WE FINALLY REACHED ANTARCTICA!!! I know Frozen is supposed to take place somewhere Nordic, so more Arctic, but it’s snow and magic, so I’m running with it. Also, apologies in advance to anyone who knows me, but this is about to be my entire personality for the foreseeable future. It was so amazing. I can’t …Continue reading "Call Me Elsa But I Am Never Letting This Go"
Hello again. You might be wondering why this post is happening. Perhaps thinking something along the lines of “isn’t this chick supposed to be in Antarctica right now???” Well. Have I got a story for you. Picture this: you have been waiting a whole year for your first abroad experience ever. Despite covid still happening, …Continue reading "How An Old Lady and A Shower Derailed My Dreams"
Hello again everyone! It’s been two weeks since my last update and I feel like time has flown by – I almost forgot I had to write another one of these, since it feels like just yesterday I was doing the last one! I’ve been having a lot of fun celebrating people’s birthdays, having asado …Continue reading "The One Where I Strangle a Chicken and Snuggle a Penguin￼"
Well. I don’t even know where to start. So much has happened since I wrote my last post. I have gone on a road trip for a field expedition to study microplastics and local conservation efforts in Rio Grande; launched a weather balloon from the airport meteorological station to measure the amount of ozone in …Continue reading "Life Hack: When Your Mom Tells You to Pack T-Shirts, Do It￼"
Well. I don’t even know where to start. So much has happened since I wrote my last post. I have gone on a road trip for a field expedition to study microplastics and local conservation efforts in Rio Grande; launched a weather balloon from the airport meteorological station to measure the amount of ozone in …Continue reading "Life Hack: When Your Mom Tells You to Pack T-Shirts, Do It"
It felt like my world had already ended the day before, when my flights got canceled on the day I was supposed to fly with the rest of the kids in the program. Cue the frantic rescheduling and fear of missing out. But anyway. Deep breaths. Today, I’m literally at the end of the world. …Continue reading "Today I Go to the End of the World"
With the academic semester coming to an end, we finished our time abroad with a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. I would argue that getting to Machu Picchu is its own wonder of the world. We flew from Quito, Ecuador to Cusco, Peru with a 10 pm to …Continue reading "Journey to Machu Picchu"
Part of my abroad experience as a nursing student includes a clinical placement at a local health center. The Centro de Salud de Tumbaco is a governmentally run clinic that offers community health services, ranging from general family medicine, obstetrics, odontology, and psychology. As a student, I was placed under the oversight of a nurse …Continue reading "On Tuesdays (and Thursdays), we wear scrubs."
Spanish. They say it is one of the easiest languages for native English speakers to learn. However, I would argue it’s anything but easy. With no prior Spanish knowledge until high school (save for your occasional hola and adíos), the personal growth regarding communication abroad has been significant, but at the same time, a slow …Continue reading "The Joys and Tribulations of Language Immersion:"