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.

New Years Part 2

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Just as I thought I would be headed back to Chengdu, Macys second older sister invited us to go visit “The Bamboo Sea” with her and her family. Macy asked what I though and I though it sounded like an adventure! So we drove out to meet them the next day. I met her sister […]

Chinese Hospitality

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As I rushed to the high speed train station, already cutting it close, I worried about the long lines that plague China especially during the new year holiday. To my astonishment, as I arrived at the station, my friend Macy was waiting for me in front. She knew i would probably have trouble figuring out […]

The Return

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Getting back to chengdu was wonderful! Except for all the unpacking and laundry I had to do 😅. It was a struggle because amongst all the chaos of meeting the new students and changing rooms i got sick😷. Felt horrible for a few days but got back on my feet. It’s Chinese New Year! Many […]

The Last Week of Winter Break

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Coming back to China felt like coming home in a way. I missed the food, all my friends, and even my teachers, and i was also tired of living from a back back for a month. We still had a full free week in Shanghai with some of the new classmates before going back to […]

Another week in Phuket?

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Thailand has been amazing! After a week in Phuket the plan was to hop on a plane and make our way to Vietnam. We bought tickets, packed up all of our stuff and went to return our motorbikes. After my friend payed 10,000 baht for the bike that he crashed, we hopped in a taxi […]