Zoe C.

Sophomore - International Studies and Languages
Santa Cruz, California

Study Abroad Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Interests: Traveling, languages, Mountain climbing (theoretically)

Extra Curricular Activities: Reading, hiking, swimming

Red or Green? red


Favorite Class: Approaches to Languages and Cultures

Favorite Bands: Alvin and the Chipmunks are number one but I like an eclectic mix of classic rock, reggae, maybe some indie...

What do you know now that you wish you knew when entering UNM?

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What advice would you give to an incoming UNM student?

Meet Zoe C.

Some things about St. Petersburg

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If someone had told me one year ago that I would be in St. Petersburg today, I would’ve been hard pressed to believe them. Without considering the convoluted relationship between the US and Russia (especially currently) logistically, traveling to Russia is complicated to say the least. My grandma once told me about an ill-fated trip […]

Exploring Estonia

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Briefly about saunas… Saunas are really popular in Estonia. And I mean, most people have a personal sauna in their home, all gyms have a sauna, and my school even has two. Before coming here I’d only been in a sauna twice, and both times it was kinda this special thing that was supposed to […]

Keeltekool = Language school

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It’s hard to believe that I’m at the end of my first month… It feels like no time has passed at all and I’m still settling into classes and remembering to buy groceries, yet also like I’ve been living in Tallinn for ages and the easy friendship with other exchange students has been the work […]

A bit of Advice, Inspiration, and some Internationalization

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So, like most things I do this second post is pushing late (I am a master procrastinator). As a UNM exchange student (not direct enrollment) it’s required to take an online class to maintain your enrollment status, and although my online class isn’t too work-intensive, I figured out that with the time difference (9 hours […]

Pre-departure post

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I’m flying to Tallinn, Estonia in 2 days and it’s time to buckle down and write this blog. In some ways this entire summer I’ve been mentally preparing for studying abroad and yet I feel as unprepared as when I was first choosing my program. I’m not sure what to expect from the new country, […]