Devin P.

Sophomore - International Studies
Costa Mesa, California

Study Abroad Location: Chengdu, China

Interests: Hiking, Bodysurfing, Skating and Wrestling

Extra Curricular Activities:

Red or Green? green

"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement."
— Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Favorite Class: Chinese

Favorite Bands: Sublime, The Doors, The Grateful Dead

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
How great it is to spend time with family.

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
Balloon Fiesta, Fiestas and Fractal Friday.

What are you looking forward to most during your time abroad?
Being in a brand new place that I know nothing about!

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
The more you look, the more you will find.

Meet Devin P.

Endless Journey

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What’s up everybody I just want to start with saying China has been great to me thus far and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I’m extremely grateful for the friendships i have made and the experiences i have had. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Went to the famous DuJiangYan (都江堰)irrigation system […]

Mount Emei (峨嵋山)

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Last week we had Chinese National Holiday! In other words, no school for a week 🤘🏼. Over the week my biggest adventure was going to Mount Emei (峨嵋山). Me and five of my other classmates started this journey at 5:30 on Monday morning. We had a local friend help us buy bus tickets online. On […]

Adventurezzz

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  Recent adventures: 1. Fishing at a random pond on the outskirts of the city (everyone caught fish except me😢) 2. View from Tianfu square (Center of Chengdu) 3. Night out clubbing (details not approved by my manager🤷🏼‍♂️) 4. Cool scenic area outside the city (reminds me of the turtle island from avatar 💧🔥⛰💨) 5. […]

CRAVE the unexpected

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After a crazy first few weeks I feel like I am started to get more settled in. I don’t have to ask as many questions and don’t feel as timid. I’m starting to not just expect the unexpected but CRAVE the unexpected. Everyday i learn something new about the culture. Wednesday I learned that when […]

Craving the Unexpected

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After a crazy first few weeks I feel like I am started to get more settled in. I don’t have to ask as many questions and don’t feel as timid. I’m starting to not just expect the unexpected but CRAVE the unexpected. Everyday i learn something new about the culture. Wednesday I learned that when […]