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.

Another week in Phuket?

  • Posted by:
  • no responses

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 […]

Winter Break In Thailand?

  • Posted by:
  • no responses

Vacation has been unreal. Leaving 45 degree weather in Chengdu, China and coming to 85 degree weather in Bangkok, Thailand. I didn’t even mind sweating all day long! 😅 Bangkok was wonderful. A huge reason it was so great is because one of my best friends Mike came and met me all the way from […]

The end of a semester

  • Posted by:
  • no responses

It’s sad to say that this semester is coming to an end. I will be coming back to China after break, but many of the people I shared this crazy experience with will be going home. This is one of my best friends in China. Me and Sam always went out together. We made native […]

Thanksgiving Abroad?

  • Posted by:
  • no responses

Went to the BMX World Championships! Ran the America table at the schools cultural festival. Watched Chubbs for my friends going on a trip. Had thanksgiving in China? Ate some crickets at the yellow dragon village (黄龙溪). Went to a Danny Avila concert. My friend invited me to watch the World Championships of BMX! She […]

Endless Journey

  • Posted by:
  • no responses

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 […]