Yoko K.

Sophomore - Biology
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Study Abroad Location: Amritapuri, India

Interests: Languages, Traditional Medicine and Dancing

Extra Curricular Activities: Dancing, Reading and Traveling

Red or Green? green

“Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom... is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.”
— Anthony Bourdain

Favorite Class: Population Health

Favorite Bands: The Internet, The Beatles, Cosmo Pyke, J. Cole, Raveena, Saba, Princess Nokia

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?
The Fine Arts library is everything and is the chillest place around!

What are your favorite events around Albuquerque?
Any concert with my friends!

What are you looking forward to most during your time abroad?
Meeting new people and indulging in the culture.

What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?
Don’t take an 8 AM unless you have absolute faith in yourself...

Meet Yoko K.

The Daily Life

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So, I am down to my last full month here in India. It’s weird to have been here for almost 3 months now. It has been quite the adventure with the most random, crazy experiences. I am spending the first full weekend in my flat because I have to finish up my project so I […]

Pattu’s Wedding

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This weekend I had the honor of attending my first Indian wedding. Specifically, it was a South Indian wedding (different parts of India have different customs and traditions when it comes to wedding celebrations). It was honestly one of the coolest experiences I have had during my time here. So, a little background about South […]


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It’s hard to believe that I have been in India for almost three months now! So, after two months of being in school, it was about time I had a nice adventure. Fortunately, the Hindu holiday of Navaratri was coming up and the majority of India celebrates it for 9 nights (10 days) and on […]

Divine feminine energy

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So, now that I have been in India for about two months, I haven’t really explained to you guys what I’m doing here or where I really live. I go to Amrita University and I am currently doing a project on water sanitation and alongside that I take some really cool science classes. In a […]

There was a flood… actually there were two of them

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The day before I left India, the strangest thing happened in New Mexico. It started raining. As we all know, rain is the godsend to all New Mexicans who understand the unsettling, dry heat you can literally feel when you breathe during the day. Well, the scene is a little different here in India due […]