Helena G.

Junior - Global Business & Political Science
Albuquerque, N.M.

Study Abroad Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Interests: Travel, Extreme Sports, Cuisine, Art

Extra Curricular Activities: Skiing, Hiking, PokemonGo

Red or Green? green

She comes and she goes.
She flies and she flows.
She is and she does.
This is all that she was.
— Helena Gates

Favorite Class: International Relations Theory

Favorite Bands: Nicolas Jaar, Earl Sweatshirt, Rihanna, SBTRKT


Why Croatia?
I am particularly interested in learning about Russian language and culture, and Croatia has a good program.

Why is it important to study overseas?
It expands the way one thinks about themselves and the world around them.

What are some of your favorite events in Albuquerque?
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Bike and Brew, the Lavender Festival, Farmers Markets, and the New Mexico State Fair.

What surprised you the most about UNM?
It's big, but its largeness is not intimidating because of how friendly the people are.

Meet Helena G.

New Years Resolutions

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So… Instead of writing my New Years resolutions in a journal where I could bury them away, never to be looked at again, I am writing them here in the hopes that for once in my life I actually hold myself accountable for the resolutions brought on by the new year. Procrastinate less Cook more […]

Happy Holidays From Croatia

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This year is the first I have spent away from family. Lucky for me, Croatia has been a perfectly kind and accomodating host this holiday season. Here are a few snap shots from my recent Christmas and New Year festivities. Who else is glad 2016 is over? My first adult attempt at Christmas decorating Zagreb […]

Appreciation Post

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I am sitting in a cozy café right around the corner from the main city square in Zagreb, Croatia listening to soft jazz and I am ashamed to admit sipping the foam off of my 3rd cappuccino today. I love it here, everything about it is purely and genuinely me. I love the buzz of […]