The Student Fight In Brazil

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Here at USP, education is and has always been a hot topic. How can it not be? The university is renowned for its engineering department and history of important research, and is on many lists internationally as the top university in Latin America. But for students and professors here, it is much more personal. As […]

Adventuring in Paulista

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São Paulo is a 24/7 city. No matter the time of day, there are parties to go to, coxinhas to buy and eat, and places to see. No where is this more true than on Avenida Paulista, the city’s epicenter of nightlife, shopping, and all things São Paulo. Conveniently situated on the yellow Metro line, […]

Self Care in the Rainiest City in the World

Sometimes, taking care of yourself is hard. I knew going in that studying abroad can be emotionally difficult, and I had a plan: drink tea, call home, do yoga. But six weeks in, I felt myself slipping. A quick Google search for “self care” and even “self care while studying abroad” yields hundreds of results, […]

Velkommen til Bergen!

I made it! Today marks my fifth day in Norway, and although there were a couple of dicey moments, I am now settling in nicely. Lesson learned: try to avoid 30 minute layovers on your international flight connection, or your luggage will probably get left behind! On the other hand, if your luggage does get […]

Butterflies for Brazil

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In 36 hours, I will be in Brazil, the furthest I have ever been from home. It’s seven pm central standard time as I write this. In St. Louis, Missouri, it’s already an unbearably warm and humid 95 degrees fahrenheit, and, like a true Puerto-Rican, my mom still has the house at a cozy 75 […]

The time I saw Metallica in San Diego

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You read that title correctly, I saw Metallica. And it was amazing. I went with my middle school best friend, Claudia. From when we first met, we listened to Metallica. We had it as our ringtones, we watched live documentaries, and that love carried on with us now. Claudia asked me if I wanted to […]

Spring Break in the Windy City

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  SPRING BREAK- CHICAGO EDITION 2017My Spring Break was one for the books. I decided to visit my best friend in Chicago for five days. Let me just say, if you love the city but also enjoy quiet moments, you’d love Chicago. It’s the perfect mix of peaceful and bustling, and don’t even get me started […]