Gabriela G.

Junior - Journalism & Mass Communication

Study Abroad Location: Norwich, England

Interests: Writing, travelling, watching movies, hiking, skiing, anything adrenaline producing

Extra Curricular Activities: Chi Omega, Nourish International, ASUNM Elections Commission

Red or Green? red

Favorite Class: Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Favorite Bands: alt-J, Kings of Leon, Johnny Flynn, The Beatles, The Oh Hellos, Twenty One Pilots, Janis Joplin, Third Eye Blind

What have you learned in your time in college?
That first impressions are usually not very accurate. I’ve had professors that I initially strongly disliked or people that I haven’t originally been too fond of, that have turned into some of the best people and experiences of my college career.

Why did you choose England?
Ever since I visited England when I was younger, I’ve been a little obsessed with the entire culture and history. I honestly consider myself a bit of an anglophile (An·glo·phile, noun, a person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain), so it was really an obvious choice for me.

Why do you think it is important to study abroad?
I think it is very important to expand your horizons and learn about a culture and people different from your own. This will foster a sense of open-mindedness and hopefully inspire future traveling and knowledge.

Why did you choose to study abroad?
In choosing to attend UNM, I made myself a promise that I would do everything possible to explore new places outside of my hometown of Albuquerque. Studying abroad provides the best opportunity to do just that.

Meet Gabriela G.

Playing Catch Up

So I very much realize that I have been absent in my writing for basically all of this semester. Knowing me, I could probably come up with some fluffy, made up excuse that would make it all seem acceptable. But for your sake (whoever ‘you’ may be) I won’t do that. I will, however, attempt […]


In the last few weeks I’ve been a bit all over the place. With essays and coursework reaching their peak and traveling almost every weekend, I haven’t had much down time. But I thought I would take this opportunity to update you on my life at the current moment. I recently journeyed to Edinburgh, Scotland with […]


  Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel with the Dean of Students office and other international students to visit the city of Cambridge and of course the world famous university. Worry not Oxford lovers, I’ll be there next month to make my own opinion in the long lasting rivalry. But as far as […]

Things I’ve Learned

It’s been a full two weeks since I began my term here at the University of East Anglia. I’ve already had some incredible adventures and met so many wonderful people. But I suppose it is also important for me to acknowledge the difficulties I’ve experienced as well. So, in effort to organize my thoughts and hopefully […]