Well, the last four weeks of our study away program have come and gone, and it turns out Saturday evening looks a lot closer this side of Thursday, with a very full Friday staring me in the face, especially given the fact that I've done very little packing to get ready. All that aside, however, … Continue reading Saying Goodbye
The last four weeks of my semester here are devoted to an internship at a non-profit organization. Within the group, there are about 8 of us doing internships in various fields. I'm volunteering along with Kaja and Micah, two other PLU students, at an organization called Centro de Esperanza Infantil, which gives assistance to kids who … Continue reading From Homework Help to Dusting Books: Volunteering Abroad
1. The markets So, markets are kind of a year-round thing in Mexico, but let me explain myself. During the week before Día de los Muertos, the markets are filled with the flowers, incense, papel picado (paper with designs cut into it), sugar skulls, bread, and all the other things people buy for their ofrendas … Continue reading 9 Cool things about celebrating Día de los Muertos
Seeing as how we're into our third week of new classes, I thought I'd share a bit about what they're like. Instead of the Spanish Intensive of the first term, which was focused on preparing us for our upcoming classes in other subjects (and, you know, a semester entirely in a Spanish-speaking country), these new … Continue reading Term II Classes and Excursions!
This past weekend was a busy one, four days in the mountain pueblo of Nevería, returning just in time for the celebration of Independence Day, which is on the fifteenth, although the actual holiday is the sixteenth. Returning from a town with around 80 people to Oaxaca City just in time for fireworks, parties, and … Continue reading El Sierra Norte
Hello All!The past few days have seen a bit of cultural activity, including a trip to an art exhibition, not one but two prehispanic ruin sights, and a market boasting the largest range of products I have ever seen in my life. I figured this would be a good time to update about all the goings-on … Continue reading Art, Ruins, and Markets
Hola a Todos! I've officially been here one week, and to recognize that, I decided to borrow the idea of some of the other students here and start a blog. Since this is a Study abroad program, I thought it would be fun to write a bit about what I've learned this week, both in the classroom … Continue reading La Primera Semana