Giving Back to the Community: Volunteering!

Part of studying abroad at the Universidad Viña del Mar requires you to take the class Culturas en Contacto (Cultures in Contact) which introduces students to various aspects of Chilean culture including the language, history, food, etc. Since this class only meets for an hour once a week, it also requires you to volunteer at one …

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Voluntariado en la Escuela Paul Harris

If you know me, then you probably know I'm not a big fan of children. In fact, at times you've probably heard me say "I can't stand kids, they're so annoying, I hate all of them" (a little harsh, but it's true). However, volunteering at the Paul Harris School made me renew my perspective on kids. …

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Vamos a Patagonia: Volver a Punta Arenas

Lemme know if y'all like the longer posts better or clicking from link to link. ...continued from Vamos a Patagonia: Segunda Parada->Puerto Natales Tuesday: Today was a pretty unexciting day of just taking the 3 hour bus ride from Puerto Natales back to Punta Arenas. On the other hand, we were excited to be back in …

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Vamos a Patagonia: Segunda Parada->Puerto Natales

...continued from Vamos a Patagonia: Primero Parada-> Punta Arenas Friday: After our 3 hour bus ride, we arrived in Puerto Natales. Once again, we lucked out with another private room. I guess three people is the lucky number to travel with. Upon arrival, we immediately went to the grocery store and cooked up some tacos, rice, …

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Vamos a Patagonia: Primero Parada-> Punta Arenas

Since I didn't have class on Halloween & Nov 1st, I obviously took advantage of this long weekend. Me, Emily, and Allie traveled to Patagonia (the southernmost region of Chile) from Wednesday, Oct 26th- Thursday, Nov 3rd. Since we decided not to do the full week of trekking, we ended up staying in hostels and booking …

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Hello, It’s Me

After three back-to-back weekends of constant traveling starting mid Sept-early Oct, I've been hiding myself in my room these past couple weeks exhausted from life. Last weekend I literally only left the house one  time to buy more snacks while I binge-watched Criminal Minds and rom-com movies. However, this weekend I wanted to be a …

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Going with the Flow: Solo Style

I am not your typical 21-year old gal. I don't like drinking, I don't smoke, and I like to go to bed early. I don't dream of having the perfect wedding, I don't see myself settling down, and I don't even want to think about having kids. Being a senior in college, I don't know …

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Easter Island: A Trip of a Lifetime

Incredible scenery. Rich history. Free range animals. A trip of a lifetime. Before coming to Chile, I knew the one place I wanted to visit while abroad was Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). I'll be referring to it as EI so I don't have to type out the whole name. Most people underestimate visiting EI …

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How to Spend Less Than $750 USD in Easter Island

Okay yes $750 is a good chunk of money, but the way I think of it, this is nothing compared to what other people have spent for a trip to Easter Island.  Did you know some flights to EI can cost up to almost $1,000 USD round trip or more? Also the only airline that flies …

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